PLAYMAKER David Brooks gave an honest assessment of his Euro 2020 campaign and admitted: “My tournament wasn’t probably the way I wanted it to go.”

The 24-year-old played just 31 minutes across three games for Rob Page’s Wales side, as they were knocked out of the tournament by Denmark in a 4-0 defeat at the last-16 stage.

And Brooks, who was competing with the likes of Gareth Bale, Dan James and Harry Wilson for a starting spot, admitted there was some disappointment in the way his competition panned out.

“My tournament wasn’t probably the way I wanted it to go,” he told afcbTV from the club’s pre-season Marbella training camp.

“Going out there, you kind of want to play as much as possible and the circumstances I was probably playing in, wasn’t ideal.

“I think when you look at the grand scheme of things, to say I’ve been to a Euros and played some minutes is obviously a fantastic achievement.

“But obviously there is that slight bit of disappointment because you wanted to play a bit more and try to contribute to the team.”

Brooks competed at the tournament alongside Cherries team-mate Chris Mepham, who is set to link up with Scott Parker’s squad later this week.

“Meps’s tournament, I think he did play well,” added Warrington-born Brooks.

“Obviously throughout the group games I thought he was rather solid and defended well.

“Against Denmark it was a very tough opponent and I think once we went down to 10 men and the other two goals went in, I think it was a bit of a flattering scoreline for Denmark.

“It was a bit harsh on Meps conceding four. I think throughout the tournament he was quite solid.”

Former Manchester City youngster Brooks admitted it had been a quick turnaround for him to finish Euro 2020 and get back in training with his club.

And while he admits only having a week off was “not ideal” the attacking midfielder is keen to be ready for the 2021-22 season.

“The time off was very brief,” he said.

“As a footballer, you want to be involved in the national team and all the tournaments that come with it.

“Days off kind of get sacrificed but I’m not really complaining. I’d have rather gone to the Euros and had less time off than not go to the Euros and probably have a bit more time off.

“It’s not ideal but I’m not really complaining.”

Cherries are set to play their first competitive game under new boss Parker against MK Dons in the Carabao Cup first round at Vitality Stadium on Saturday, July 31.