Chelsea defender Nathan Ake spoke after away win at Goodison Park, when the Dutchman came off the bench in the 82nd minute to replace David Luiz.
“It was a bit different but I see David train and play, so I know what the role is and I just tried to fit in, – Ake told Chelsea’s official website – I’m happy. I played the FA Cup game and came on in an intense match against Everton, which shows the trust from the manager, so I appreciate it”.
Ake played a key role in FA Cup Semifinal against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium as the former Bournemouth defensive midfielder played in the defensive third alongside David Luiz and Azpilicueta following Cahill’s gastroenteritis suffered ahead of the clash.
“This is what you play football for, the FA Cup was really big and a good platform for me to test myself on – he added – Everton was a different kind of game, we were 2-0 up but the front players are really dangerous for them so you have to come on and be ready, I felt it went well.”