Bournemouth attacker Jordon Ibe has admitted that he needs to ‘buck up his ideas’ after struggling at the Vitality Stadium last season following a club-record move from Liverpool.
Bournemouth paid £15m to sign the 21-year-old in last summer’s transfer window, but a disappointing 2016-17 campaign saw the England Under-21 international fail to score across 23 appearances in all competitions.
Ibe has conceded that he has “a lot to prove” in the new campaign, although the winger is confident of making his mark.
“Last season I was poor and didn’t even get a goal. It’s time for me to buck up my ideas because I want to help the team and get some goals,” Ibe told The Sun. “I know Eddie Howe put a lot of trust in bringing me here for that price tag.
“I have a lot to prove to this club and, hopefully, I can be ten times better than last season. I’m just trying to build as a footballer and get back to where I think me and the team can be.
“We will have to wait and see if I’ve improved when the season starts. I have had a better pre-season and hopefully I can help the team get into the Europa League. I’m hoping the fans will see the real Jordon Ibe this season. I’ve got a lot to prove.”