Robbie Brady keen on Bournemouth future after promotion success
"Not having a full pre-season hampered me."
Robbie Brady was delighted to make a "small contribution" to Bournemouth's promotion back to the Premier League following a string of injury woes.
The Republic of Ireland international completed the season with seven appearances in the Championship, of which two were starts.
Robbie Brady discusses his return to full fitness.
Brady described not having a full pre-season hindered his ability to perform, however, by the end of the season it "was all with it."
The 30-year-old highlighted, as one of the more experienced players in the squad, his responsibility to support the players from within the changing room when he wasn't match-fit.
"The attention on fitness was what I needed, not having a full pre-season hampered me a bit but as the season went on, I got fitter and stronger and it was all worth it in the end," Brady told the Cherries' website.
“I’ve been around it for quite a while now so any way I could help, when I wasn’t fit, was fed into the lads, to help them get ready."
“The lads dealt with the pressure in the run-in of the season unbelievably" 👏
A key figure behind the scenes, Robbie Brady says he's thoroughly enjoyed this season and learning from the management team ❤️
— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) May 11, 2022
Brady on his Bournemouth future.
Brady credited his teammates for handling the pressure that came with achieving Bournemouth's second-place finish in the Championship.
The Baldoyle native was delighted to have made an impact off the bench for the Cherries in their 3-3 draw against Swansea City in April.
“The lads dealt with the pressure in the run-in of the season unbelievably, the way they’ve seen it over the line was brilliant from everyone involved," Brady added.
“I was chomping at the bit when I finally got myself ready and I managed to make a small contribution to pushing the team forward at the end. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and we’ll see how things go.”
Brady's deal expires this summer, although, there is an option to extend the contract by a further 12 months.
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