Chelsea recalled Nathan Ake from his loan spell with Bournemouth, and the 21-year-old is back at the club, and will complete the rest of the season with Chelsea.
However, the Dutchman isn’t just at Chelsea to complete the numbers, but to fight for a place as well. He revealed how much he has developed at Bournemouth, and how he plans to break into the Chelsea team.
“Over the six months I feel I have developed as a player, both on and off the pitch,” Ake told the Bournemouth website. “To start with I wasn’t playing too much, but I dealt with that mentally, kept going and was happy when I got my chance.
“I was able to learn a lot from the manager. He spoke to me a lot about how I could improve and I picked up a lot of little ideas and different ways of thinking.
“The ambition now is to continue to improve and break into the team at Chelsea. It’s a great team and the manager there has given me a lot of confidence, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.”
The 21-year-old scored three goals in 10 Premier League appearances at Bournemouth.