Being picked to play against West Bromwich Albion later today, Nathan Ake looked back at his development as a Chelsea player.
José Mourinho has outlined Ake as a player who will definitely be involved in today’s match, following a good showing at his one month loan at Reading.
“I have been working under him on a regular basis for one-and-a-half years now and it’s been really good,” Nathan commented. “I’ve been involved in a lot of training sessions with him and played some games under him too, and he always helps me, in training and in matches. I just try to improve every day.”
Ake spoke with hope with regards to the future stars of the club: “It’s been great to see so many young players get chances to play for the first team this season. Of course you just want to play as many games as you can, and hopefully I can do that against West Brom, but let’s see.”
Although Ake has already started for Chelsea this season in the Capital One Cup, today would be his first start in the Premier League: “In the Capital One Cup I played the first two games and I was on the bench for the final so I do feel like I helped the team to win that trophy.”
With the future looking bright for the younger members of Chelsea, Nathan Ake will hope that he can use today as another opportunity to improve and obtain more first team playing time next season.