AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser has hit out hard at the Cherries squad following the defeat to Fulham at the weekend.
The 25-year-old Scotland international may well be seemingly ticking his contract down at Dean Court to engineer a move away from the south coast, but after six years with the Cherries, his frustrations at the current form is clear to see.
His effort on the pitch has rarely been questioned.
Towards the end of October, AFC Bournemouth were sitting in sixth position in the Premier League with 20 points from ten games.
The fixture list had been kind, giving the Cherries a chance to make a flying start to the 2018/19 campaign.
Victories over Cardiff City, West Ham United, Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Watford and Fulham ensured that the Cherries took it.
Over the mid-part of the season, a tough run of fixtures was compounded by injuries, something that the Cherries continues to struggle with.
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11 defeats from the next 14 games followed before back-to-back wins over West Ham United and Chelsea threatened a resurgence, however another 7 defeats from 11 followed with defeat to Fulham the latest in a disappointing six-month spell.
AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser told the BBC…
“We started well (against Fulham) and had a couple of chances, which we probably should have scored, and as usual we gave away a stupid goal – everyone’s to blame,”
“When we’re good we always say ‘let’s back it up’ – and then we lose the next week. We need to get to grips with it. I think it’s mentality, I think we go into games thinking it’s too easy.
“That’s our season summed up: good one week and then a shambles the next. It’s really disappointing because we thought we started well and then we just crumbled.”
It’s the word of the season.
We are either good or poor.
Nothing much in between.
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