AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis told afcbTV as quoted by the Daily Echo…
“I think we have to draw on experience that we have been here before.
“It’s not the time to panic. It’s not like it’s our first season in the Premier League.
“We do have to have the mindset that it’s a relegation battle for us now. There is no doubt about that, of course, you should really think like that at the start of the season – get safety in the Premier League.
“But we put high expectations on ourselves with the squad we’ve got – the best squad I think we’ve had, fully fit, that we’ve had in the Premier League.
“But ultimately the table doesn’t lie. We are where we are and that’s the truth really. We are desperate for that next win.”
Thanks fans, for the support. It’s a tough situation, but we’ll do everything to make it right. pic.twitter.com/zTFEypsrFL
— Arnaut Danjuma (@ArnautDanjuma) December 7, 2019
Eddie Howe on Ake's injury…
"It is difficult to know. At that moment in the game we were OK. The goal coincided straight away with Nathan Ake going off. It affected us maybe mentally and we never really recovered." #afcb https://t.co/KbDoBVYCTw
— BBC Solent Sport (@solentsport) December 7, 2019
Written by billythekid
That was a big blow today losing two more key players.
Nathan Ake going off first when we were playing well and containing Liverpool with one or two chances ourselves.
Then came the sucker punch, ball was kicked out by Salah to allow treatment for Ake. Then I think Fraser kicked the ball downfield after the throw to give it back to Liverpool.
The ball came from long to a Liverpool player who strode forward and beat our keeper with ease. Had we woke up after the injury and sub?
Then came the second and it was game over.
Salah added his usual goal against us to wrap things up.
Then it seemed to turn into a practice game for Liverpool just passing the ball around, it seemed too much for some of our fans who were leaving with 16 minutes of normal time still to play.
We now have real problems, two key centre backs out (no news on Ake).
It is now backs to the wall for our team and hope after tomorrow’s results we are not in that last relegation spot.
Maybe it might give a chance to blood one of our young strikers if King isn’t back.
No Biggie. No disgrace in this result or getting beat at Spurs. Our issues were much much bigger in some other games where we haven’t been good enough. Away at Newcastle and Palace, we were capable of winning both of these games and we will be capable of winning points in games like that again. Assess injuries, get whoever we can fit, regroup and go again. No good can come from not believing we are good enough. – Join the conversation, click here.