AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has admitted that he needs to eradicate the personal errors from his game.
Cook has made two notable errors so far this season, the first was against Hull City, where a poor pass and deflection resulted in a goal for Hull.
Cook put the error behind him by scoring himself moments later.
In the recent defeat to Arsenal however, Cook was again guilty of a poor pass.
Alexis Sanchez was gifted the a goal when Adam Federici bowled the ball out to Steve Cook, who sloppily gifted possession to Sanchez who easily tucked the ball past Federici.
Cook knows that if he is to improve, he needs to cut out the unforced errors.
Cook told the Daily Echo…
“I`m only 25 but I`m taking on a role I need to embrace and enjoy, but at the same eradicate mistakes to take my game to the next level.
“That`s why Sunday hurt me so much. It shouldn`t happen, so that`s something that has to change.
“As a footballer it`s the worst possible thing that could happen. It`s difficult to talk about, because emotions change throughout the game
“I`ve put Sunday behind me but I wouldn`t be able to describe the emotions in my head at that point. I wouldn`t want to compare it to normal life.
‘Is it a drop in concentration or just too casual? For a PL defender, with aspirations of an England call, he does make too many un-forced errors over a season. Annoyingly they usually lead to a goal.
Once he cuts out those ‘schoolboy’ mistakes I’m sure he can be a serious contender for an international call-up. – Join the conversation here.
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