CHELSEA loanee Marco Van Ginkel says Nathan Ake is fed up under Antonio Conte.
The Dutch defender was recalled from his loan spell at Bournemouth in January after impressing on the south coast.
But he has started just two games under Conte – both coming in the FA Cup.
And Van Ginkel – who is currently on loan at PSV – says Ake wants more game time, even claiming the 21-year-old should have stayed at the Cherries.
“There was a certain pride when he was called back by Chelsea,” Van Ginkel told Goal.
“He returned to Chelsea and it was going well for him at Bournemouth. Perhaps I would have stayed there [at Bournemouth].
“There might have been a clause in his contract and Chelsea bought him back on those terms.
“Now he’s often in the stands and not on the bench. I talk to him about it on a regular basis.
“Yes, he’s fed up [but that’s normal]. First you play every game and then you only train. That’s not your aim.”