Nathan Ake has been backed to grow to be Manchester Metropolis’s first-choice left-back by the tip of this season.
The summer season signing is but to win an everyday place in Metropolis’s facet this season and was extra well-known for enjoying at centre-back at Bournemouth final season.
But, talking on BT Sport, former Metropolis defender Joleon Lescott believes Ake might view an inconsistency at left-back as his likelihood to get into the beginning line-up.
He stated: “I consider his future will probably be, within the latter levels of the season as a left-back, I do not suppose anybody’s nailed down that place but with reference to consistency.
“I feel he is conscious of that however, all through the season, he’ll play in a variety of positions. For those who get 20 to 30 video games at Man Metropolis, they’re all vital video games.
“The Premier League, the FA Cup and the Champions League are all winnable so I do not suppose he’ll begrudge it if he would not play in a single strong place.”
Former Metropolis midfielder Owen Hargreaves agreed and stated gamers like Ake add the form of high quality and depth wanted to excel in a number of competitions.
Hargreaves stated: “He is only a actually good participant, at Chelsea he got here via as a holding midfielder however he performed centre-back final season and may play at left-back.
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“He is bought good expertise with the Dutch nationwide crew, he is been a captain, so I feel he ticks so many packing containers for Manchester Metropolis.
“I feel he will be a terrific squad participant, I do not suppose he will begin each recreation however, when he performs, you possibly can depend on him.
“I feel again to the Manchester United crew we had that received the Champions League; we had 4 or 5 of these like Darren Fletcher, Wes Brown, John O’Shea and Ji-Sung Park.
“These guys assist you to win titles and I feel Ake can do it for them.”
He added: “We received the Champions League with Wes Brown enjoying at right-back despite the fact that he is a centre-back.
Metropolis prolonged their unbeaten run to seven video games in all competitions as they beat Sheffield United on Saturday.
The Blues have not tasted defeat since their 5-2 loss to Leicester in September and go into their subsequent recreation in opposition to Olympiacos filled with confidence.
Metropolis have began their Champions League marketing campaign immaculately, scoring three targets in every of their first two group video games and gathering most factors.
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“When he performs you possibly can belief him. I agree with Joleon that he’ll be onerous to get out the crew at left-back.”
Ake was additionally interviewed on BT Sport and was questioned over his place.
While the 25-year-old stated he’s blissful enjoying wherever, he did admit to feeling extra snug at centre-back.
He stated: “I feel I am extra snug within the centre however I’ve performed all around the pitch once I was youthful, in midfield and left-back.
“So I do not actually thoughts and I feel it is good to play in several positions and be taught totally different positions as that may solely assist my recreation.”