AFC Bournemouth’s Chelsea loanee Nathan Ake thought the Cherries struggled throughout the 3-1 defeat to south coast neighbours Southampton.
The Netherlands Under 21 international had given the Cherries the lead against Southampton with a superbly won diving header after just six minutes.
It was Ake’s third goal in five games.
But once Southampton had equalised through former AFC Bournemouth loanee Ryan Bertrand, the visitors were much the better side and would go on to take all three points following a brace from Jay Rodriguez.
Ake told afcb.co.uk…
‘…I think we started the first 20 minutes or so well and we did okay. Our all-round play wasn`t that great, but we got ourselves in front.
‘They were trying to force the passes and we looked better on the ball. That was maybe the other way around when they got the equaliser. We struggled after that point.
‘When they got the goal we weren`t good enough on the ball. We gave it away in dangerous areas and made it easier for them. We made a lot of unnecessary mistakes.
‘Right from the start of the second half we were slow and we gave the ball away. That obviously gave Southampton confidence and they were able to find space for shots on goal. They were clever with the ball and we just couldn`t get going…’
In every department.
Wilshere gave the ball away so many times,
Wilson looking tired.
Poor distribution from the back.
The list goes on.
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