Of all the internationals of Orange loved Nathan Aké probably the best feeling about the friendly against Italy (1-1). The substitute, signed shortly before time for the equalizer.
Yet dare the 23-year-old defender is not to predict or rake header enough to coach Ronald Koeman to convince. “I don’t know, I just do my best. Every match that I play, I try to do my best,” said Aké Monday night against FOX Sports. “We’ll have to see if I included the next time.”
In the four matches of Orange under Koeman got Aké twice playing time. The defender of Bournemouth played ninety minutes in Oranges best performance, the 3-0 victory in Portugal. Against Italy, he was allowed twenty minutes for the time being.
With Virgil van Dijk, Daley Blind, Stefan de Vrij and Matthijs de ligt, the competition is fierce for the three positions central back. “We have very good defenders, topverdedigers,” according to Aké, which are first goal was made in seven international matches. “I think it’s great to be there, hopefully the next time again.”