After a good contest in march against European champion Portugal (0-3 win) hopes for Nathan Aké tomorrow in Trnava against Slovakia his seventh international match to play. Nevertheless, he is still a great unknown to the public at large.
Not so strange, because Aké with his striking Ruud Gullit-rastakapsel already at the age of 15 the Netherlands left to try his luck at Chelsea. Really to reside here was Aké already not. “The amateurs of Wilhelmus Voorburg and I moved to ADO Den Haag and there I was scouted by Feyenoord and I have made the switch to Feyenoord Academy.”
“I have no regrets of my choice at the time, and wonder if I without that step to Chelsea now in Orange would sit,” says Aké. “Of course, there was criticism of my departure. It is also not been great on the road, because you will collect just as well fold and you have to be mentally able to handle it. You’re on your own. Want to play, not to play, or rent, not rent; there are decisions you have taken and you should as a teenager yourself on the road to make tough decisions. You will stay at Chelsea or leave your rent to Watford. Thinking and dealing with those choices make you stronger.”
Read Aké has no regrets in The Telegraph Extra