AFC Bournemouth captain Simon Francis was disappointed with both goals the Cherries conceded against Middlesbrough.
The first whilst a great individual solo goal from Gaston Ramirez, came from a counter attack following an AFC Bournemouth corner towards the end of the first half.
The second also proved to be a disappointment defence set-up to allow Stewart Downing to score the home sides second goal of the game.
The defeat was AFC Bournemouth’s first in five games following wins over Everton and Hull and draws with Watford and Tottenham Hotspur.
Francis told Radio Solent…
‘The fans were great and I could hear them all game.
‘The fans came a long long way and turned out in thousands as they do – it’s really disappointing we couldn’t get a result for them.
‘The first goal is a counter attack from our own corner, that’s something we have to nullify. We pride ourselves at locking out those attacks, we maybe could have given away a good foul in that situation and regroup – to put it bluntly.
‘We were getting a foothold in the game before the second one, Negredo has peeled off me, it was a good knockdown and someone arrived at the back post, it was a real sucker punch. They have to be avoided.”
‘Good 30 mins in the first half. Absolutely atrocious after conceding though. Surman and Wilson may as well have not been there, both absolutely awful today and both looked in bad shape physically. I don’t think the shape worked for us, for whatever reason, Boro seemed to always have extra men in midfield. Very, very disappointing. Sunderland game is pretty much a must win now. – Join the conversation here.
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