AFC Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter believes the Cherries work-rate against Tottenham Hotspur was a key aspect of the game.
The two sides played out an entertaining encounter on the south coast on Saturday lunchtime in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Both sides hit the woodwork, in an end to end game that had the pundits and neutrals waxing lyrical about the performances of both teams despite neither side finding a break through.
The result meant that Tottenham Hotspur missed their chance to take top spot in the Premier League table, whilst the Cherries at the time rose to ninth.
Arter told afcb.co.uk…
“I felt that if we were going to get anything from the game then it was going to be down to how hard we worked off the ball, One of Tottenham`s biggest strengths is their work-rate, so we had to match them – and probably do better than them in that sense. I felt we did and fully deserved our point.
“They have quality players and if you just let them have the ball they can hurt you.
“So the manager wanted me and the rest of the players to be on the front foot and not let them settle on the ball. That`s what we tried to do.”
‘The immense talent of Eddie Howe is being able to see the potential of a player, then being able to nurture that talent through the leagues. Harry seems to have reined back his temper and is a match for the England midfielder playing for our team. ‘Drew Surman was in poor condition when he arrived and Pughe’s goal against West Ham last season was a pleasure to watch. – Join the conversation here.
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