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​Bournemouth defender Ake: Chelsea medal was different

Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake claims that he felt a bit odd when he won a Premier League medal.

Ake was part of the Bournemouth team on loan in 2016-2017, playing ten times.

But he went back to the Blues in January, featuring in some games. Twice in the league, three times in the FA Cup.

He was given a league medal, but he felt strange about the experience and the resulting celebrations.

"To go back and not play was a bit disappointing," he said to the Daily Echo.

"I would have wanted to play a little more. I didn't but, overall, I still learned a lot from going back to play under Antonio Conte and being around the Premier League-winning team.

"I got a medal in the end. Not at the same time as the other players because I didn't play the five games but they sent me one.

"It's not the same as if you played every game, so I didn't celebrate as loud as the others who had struggled the whole season to get the wins. I came for half a season and didn't play a lot.

"I couldn't be on the front row, I just stayed behind a bit. It was a bit different but I was still happy."

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