AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told afcb.co.uk…
“…We look back and we’ll be kicking ourselves that we didn’t get at least a draw. There was very little in the game, I thought the lads gave everything to a really good defensive performance…”
“…I thought we started the game really well and we penned them back in. We had a number of set plays and half chances, no real clear-cut chances, they’re a difficult team create against.
“The two teams we’ve played against, Crystal Palace and Wolves, are very solidly defensively, but they didn’t hurt us too much at the other end and it’s that moment and the goal that we’ll reflect on and be hard on ourselves about.
“Today we were probably below where we normally are, that’s the disappointment, and I think if we had been better there would have been moments for us to hurt them on transitions.”
MOTM against Wolves
— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) June 24, 2020
When everything is against you, your reaction determines the outcome. Massive test of character and still everything to fight for. Let’s stick together and keep going till the end🙏🏾🍒 pic.twitter.com/J3V98ciQex
— Nathan Aké (@NathanAke) June 24, 2020
Written by Peterjclements
7 more games, keep our heads up, keep fighting etc.
But currently, we look like downtrodden Huddersfield last year, or perhaps a bit harsh, but more like AFC Bournemouth during the Paul Groves spell in charge. Is there a win in us? The players do not look sure about their roles or abilities.
We can still do it, much much stranger things have happened & at least vs Newcastle there will be changes up front – again today, we offer very little threat, lack the collective speed of thought & movement to trouble teams in the league. When Wolves stepped up, we were there for the taking.
Let’s hope we turn this around – we can do it – but seem increasingly dependant on other teams being in a worse state than ourselves. Someone find our bloody mojo.
Waz afcb wrote…
The biggest criticism I can make is that despite being one-nil down with a couple of minutes to go I am willing for the referee to blow his final whistle, as I’m well aware we’re not going to score and watching us play is just depressing. I can’t remember ever seeing a team at this level so clueless and devoid of ideas. Even at one-nil down, we spend the majority of the game slowly knocking it around at the back and then eventually hopefully punting it towards an isolated striker who can’t win headers. Kind of wish we could just throw in the towel and not even bother playing the last 7. – Join the conversation, click here.