AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insists the side will bounce back and playing the way the club believes in.
The Cherries lost their second consecutive game to Sunderland at Dean Court on Saturday following a defeat to Middlesbrough.
Both sides had been struggling at the foot of the Premier League table prior to meeting AFC Bournemouth.
Middlesbrough hadn’t won a home game since promotion to the top flight of English football for the first time since 2009, whilst Sunderland hadn’t won all season, setting a new record for the worst start in the Premier League era.
The Cherries dominated against Sunderland, boasting 70% possession over 90 minutes and creating 22 efforts on goal.
But AFC Bournemouth lost to two goals on the counter attack, one in the first half when Victor Anichebe out muscled Simon Francis, the second when Anichebe was fouled inside the box by Adam Smith gifting Jermain Defoe the chance for a winner from the spot.
Howe told the Daily Echo…
‘…For me every defeat hurts exactly the same. I don’t think you can rank them, regardless of who you are playing. Whether you’re playing top of the league or bottom of the league, losing hurts.
‘It was a very disappointed dressing room. The players are hungry to win games. The aim now is to bounce back…’
‘…With our style of football is it’s an easy tag to say you need to win ugly or do certain things. But we play this way, it’s the way we believe in. And obviously we have to do it better to win more games.’
Embarrassing performance, just terrible decision making around their box and abject finishing. Sometimes it feels like they couldn’t score at a brothel. 13 goals this season and 6 of those were in 1 game against a side Toronto would have beaten. – Join the conversation here.
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