Asmir Begovic left Chelsea for Bournemouth this summer after two years at Stamford Bridge and the 30-year-old has admitted he missed playing regular football while at Chelsea.
“I missed the buzz, I missed the competition. I missed competing and everything about it, it’s nice to be back playing,” Begovic told Bournemouth Daily Echo.
“There’s nothing like playing Premier League football, week in, week out. That was something I missed and wanted to do again.
“This opportunity is a great one for me and, hopefully, this will be a good season for us.”
When then asked about Chelsea, Begovic said: “I had an amazing experience at Chelsea and am very thankful for that. It was a great experience but it was time to move on.
“I feel like I am in my best years. I felt too good not to play.
“The more games you play, the better rhythm you get. I think I am getting to know my team-mates each and every day and everything the manager wants.
“It’s great to be back. Did I expect the journey to go the way it did? You probably don’t but it’s nice to be back.
“It’s a great club, there are great fans and I think it’s going in the right direction. We have a really good squad and, hopefully, there are good times ahead.”