AFC Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman has thanked Cherries manager Eddie Howe for believing in him.
The Cherries midfielder received the first sending off of his career during the first half away to Manchester United.
Surman served the first suspension of his near 400 game career during the victory over West Ham United.
Dan Gosling stepped into the midfield in Surman’s absence, but following an injury to Harry Arter, Surman was immediately recalled to the starting XI, leaving Jack Wilshere on the bench for a third successive game.
Surman told the Daily Echo…
“It felt a bit weird coming back into the team.
“I missed that one game we played really well in against West Ham. But it was good to be back and involved in a win again.
“I owe a massive amount to the manager. Since I have been here he has shown an enormous amount of belief in me and I hope I have repaid that.
‘The manager trusts every player he has in his squad.
“It doesn`t matter if you have been playing or not, he will chuck you in if he thinks it is the right thing to do for the team.”
I’m afraid i just don’t get Surman……….he is anonymous during every game i have seen, to the point that i cannot recall a single stand-out contribution at the end of each game. I know plenty will disagree, so perhaps i’m missing it, and it sounds harsher than i intend, but there is never a killer pass, never a stand-out tackle, shot on target, decent header won etc.
His anonymity probably also means that he is solid at what he does; his mistakes are rare and equally forgettable……….but passing 5 yards sideways shouldn’t really be too troublesome for a pro
I like the lad, but for me you should be remembering a CDM’s performance at the end of the game – Join the conversation here.
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