AFC Bournemouth right back Adam Smith insists that the Cherries players did not celebrate securing their Premier League status.
The Cherries point from the 2-2 draw with Stoke City at Dean Court on Saturday lifted the Cherries to 42 points and mathematically clear of the threat of relegation.
With two games remaining AFC Bournemouth have achieved their target for the campaign and are still able to improve on both their points tally from last season (42) and their final position (16th).
However Smith revealed that the players were not content with taking just the point, a position that was also clear from the stands with players having quite clear verbal spats with each other during the 90 minutes.
After the game Smith told afcb.co.uk…
‘Our main objective this season was to stay in the Premier League, The second season is always harder so it’s a great achievement for everybody at the club.
‘But there were no celebrations today, we were disappointed that we didn’t win, we were desperate to win to get into the top ten.
‘It’s a disappointed mood because we want to win and we’re very ambitious, we want that top ten finish and it’s a setback for us.
‘It shows how far we’ve come that we’re disappointed after getting to safety, but we did show good character to take a point after going behind twice.’
I’m normally not a big fan, but he was our only attacking threat today.
Created two goals and hit the post.
Good game Adam from an attacking perspective. – Join the conversation here.
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