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Cook ready for summer rest

13th June 2018, 17:48 by Aidan Perkins

Lewis Cook admits he needs a rest this summer but says he already has one eye on next season with Bournemouth.

The Cherries midfielder has just enjoyed a successful post-season Toulon Tournament with England Under-21s, winning the youth competition for a third-straight year.

He will now have a short break to recuperate but the 21-year-old admits he will soon be eager to get back for pre-season training with the Cherries.

He told the Bournemouth website: "I think sometimes towards the end of the season your body tires and you look forward to a break to recharge.

"But after a week or two you're looking forward to getting back and I can't wait to get back to Bournemouth and everything the new season will bring for the team."

Cook captained Aidy Boothroyd's side in France and admitted he gained plenty from the competition as the Young Lions again dominated.

He added: "I really enjoyed the tournament and felt I made good steps and learned a lot. A lot of the players I've known for a while and we've come up together, we felt a big togetherness in the camp.

"We integrated some new players as well and they were great lads, the training was good and the aim was to bring back the trophy.

"We did that and I think it's an exciting time for young English players. The best thing in football is winning and everyone wants to do it, particularly for their country.

"Getting called up to go out there and win, I’m proud of the lads and the staff who always make a huge effort behind the scenes."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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