AFC Bournemouth left back Charlie Daniels insists that he has to take some responsibility for helping Jordon Ibe fit into the Cherries starting XI.
Winger Jordon Ibe joined the Cherries for a club record £15million fee in July 2016.
Since his move to the south coast the 20 year old has made 10 Premier League appearances (all starts) and has received mixed reviews from sections of the AFC Bournemouth supporter base.
Whilst there have been glimpses of a partnership beginning to build between Daniels and Ibe, the former England Under 21’s international has struggled towards the end of games.
He’s yet to complete 90 minutes since his move from Liverpool and from a potential 900 Premier League minutes, he has played 629.
Daniels told the Daily Echo…
‘…When new players come in, it`s a case of getting to know them, how they play, their strengths and their weaknesses.
“As the player who is playing behind him, it`s up to me to adapt, not him. I`ve been studying the way he plays and trying to learn all about his movements, while he learns how we play as a club.
“The relationship is starting to form now…’
‘…We have quite a young team now so, for us as a group to stay together and to build together, it`s up to me and the other older lads to help the younger players develop the same mindset we have – and to teach them how to play the Bournemouth way.”
‘I think some are gifting Ibe too many complements. Arter is allowed to lose the ball every so often, he has earned that right not only every game but over his time at the club. Ibe has yet to produce for the team and makes a larger than normal number of mistakes, especially in the second half of games.
So of course people will not moan at Arter as much, they have confidence and faith in him, thats the reason Ibe is taken off and the crowd less likely to give him the benefit of the doubt. – Join the conversation here.
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