AFC Bournemouth midfielder Marc Pugh insists the Cherries squad will maintain their team spirit across this difficult period.
Pugh joined the Cherries during the summer of 2010 following the Cherries promotion from the fourth tier of English football.
During his time on the south coast he has played a key role in AFC Bournemouth’s rise through the football league, scoring in League One, The Championship and the Premier League.
He has seen the squad go through poor form and come out the other side to achieve more success.
AFC Bournemouth will be hoping to do the same again this season, after a poor run of form to maintain their Premier League status for another season.
Pugh told the Daily Echo…
‘We are quite a tight-knit bunch. If we`re going through a bad period, which we are at the moment, we try to pull together and do everything we can together, on and off the field.
‘Bournemouth is quite a small place and we all live around the area so we are having coffees or whatever it may be and trying to work on what we need to put right…’
‘…Since I`ve been at Bournemouth, that spirit has been a massive part of us and who we are.
‘We cannot lose that. That is what has brought us success.
‘We have to keep battling to the end in every game, no matter the situation because, in football, things can change so quickly.’
Some people on Twitter are almost suicidal over things at the minute! Posting that they can’t recall when they last enjoyed watching us in the PL. To me, that is crazy – it is a privilege to watch our club in this division, even when results and performances don’t go our way.
I really want us to stay up of course, mainly as we all know certain sets of fans will come and rip the you know what if we go down. But if we became one of those yo-yo clubs, I wouldn’t be too unhappy either. The one thing to bear in mind, like has been mentioned, is if we really want the club to grow and prosper, I don’t think it would happen from a lower level. It would be much easier to stay here and keep the local kids wanting to support us! – Join the conversation here.
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