Bournemouth captain Cook: A shame Chelsea recalled Ake

⚽ Bournemouth captain Cook: A shame Chelsea recalled Ake ⚽



Bournemouth captain Steve Cook has spoken of losing Nathan Ake back to Chelsea.


Antonio Conte brought Ake, 22, back to Stamford Bridge in January – ending his loan spell at the Vitality Stadium.


Cook said: “It was his ability to play in a few positions. He did very well for us.


“I think to cover themselves, to bring a player of that quality back to the club, shows what they can do.


“It’s a shame because I think he needs to be playing football.


“But he’s Chelsea’s player at the end of the day and they’re going to go on to win the league.


“If they had an injury in the back three, or even left wing-back, he’d slot in nicely.”