NATHAN Ake insists he can still improve despite a remarkable first full season with Cherries.

The Dutch international has played a starring role, featuring in all 35 top-flight fixtures to help guide Eddie Howe’s men to 11th in the Premier League.

Centre-half Ake tops Cherries’ stats for headed clearances in the division and has won no fewer than six player-of-the-month awards.

He told the Daily Echo: “This season was really important for my career. It has helped me so much and I am very happy so far but it is not finished yet.

“I came here to try to improve myself, get in the team and be an established player. I always want to improve and do better.

“There are still games I look back at and think ‘what am I doing here or there?’. I am never satisfied.

“This season has been good but you always want to do better and there are still a lot of things to learn.

“The manager has helped me a lot, he is always trying to improve me. If the game ends well he is still trying to find things that can go better and that helps.”