Date: 21st January 2017 at 8:13pm
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AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe insists that the Cherries will continue to focus on their attacking philosophy, despite criticism over the amount of goals conceded.

Defensively the Cherries started the 2016/17 Premier League season well, with three clean sheets from nine games and only 12 goals conceded, with 7 of those against Manchester United and Manchester City.

The following thirteen games have seen three more clean sheets, but 27 goals conceded with AFC Bournemouth conceding three goals on seven occasions.

The Cherries now have the fifth worst defensive record in the Premier League, but boast the eighth best attack.

Speaking before the Watford game, Howe told the Daily Echo

‘…I considered it a slight against me when we conceded a goal and it’s no different when you are a manager.

‘The important thing is we win to achieve our objectives this season. We are slightly different to other teams in the league with our style of play, our philosophy and how we look to go into games.

‘We are a very attack-minded team. I think we are better that way than when we are defensive.

‘For those reasons, we might concede more than our competitors but in the bigger picture, we hope that achieves success for us.

Your Say…

GaryRB wrote…

I thought it was positive we didn’t concede 3 (against Watford)Join the conversation here.

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