Rumoured Spurs target holds no fear when he faces Pochettino’s side this afternoon

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Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake has insisted that his side will go into the match against Tottenham Hotspur with no fear.

A win for Tottenham will ensure they finish in the top four of the Premier League table and book their place in next season’s Champions League.

Despite the fact that Bournemouth sit in 14thplace, Ake wants the Cherries to sign off with a win in which will be the final home match of the current campaign at the Vitality Stadium.

Bournemouth have only managed one victory in their last five outings, while Tottenham’s inconsistency has seen them lose two of their last three matches in the league.

Ake has previously been linked with a move to both Tottenham, Manchester United and former club Chelsea after yet another impressive season on the south coast (Daily Star).

The Dutch international joined Chelsea from Feyenoord’s youth set-up in 2012 and made a total of just 17 first-team competitive appearances in five years on the club’s books before deciding to join Eddie Howe’s side.

He told the Bournemouth Echo: “Tottenham at home will be tough, but we are confident. We just have to make sure we go there with no fear at all.

“Playing at home we just want to try and win the game. It’s also our last game at home this season so we want to do well.

“The last few games we haven’t really performed at home so we want to get back to that and hopefully we’ll get some points.”

Spurs will have one eye on Wednesday night’s Champions League second leg against Ajax with Ake asked by the media on whether he thinks there could be a distraction for the lilywhites, he added: “Maybe, but I’m sure they will want to win in the league as well. I’m sure their team will still be strong.”

 

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