ANDONI Iraola remains hopeful Tyler Adams can still compete with his country at this summer’s Copa America, despite leaving him out of the Premier League season finale at Chelsea.

Midfielder Adams has had a wretched time with injury since joining Cherries last summer, and was again not with the squad at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

The 25-year-old played just five club matches this season, due to hamstring and back issues.

Asked why Adams was not involved in the 2-1 loss at Chelsea, Iraola told the Daily Echo: “We didn’t want to take any risks.

“The last game of the season, for us it’s very important that Tyler starts the pre-season in the best condition, without any small issues.

“So we decided not to take any risks there.”

Iraola hopes Adams can now link up with this USA teammates for the Copa America in his home country next month.