Bournemouth News: Cherries still have work to do

9 months ago

In the latest Bournemouth news, Eddie Howe is refusing to accept that his side have done enough to retain their Premier League status, despite sitting 10 points clear of relegation.

The Cherries suffered a second successive defeat on Wednesday, losing 2-0 at home to Manchester United just days after falling to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

Bournemouth, who are priced at 4/1 to win their next Premier League outing against Southampton with bet365, have now won just one of their last nine Premier League outings but they do look like they will have enough to beat the drop.

They sit 10 points clear of the relegation zone with three games against Southampton, Swansea and Burnley still to play.

Howe admitted to feeling frustrated after Wednesday’s defeat, with Bournemouth creating some good chances but unable to find a way past second-placed United.

“We gave everything, we were decent for large spells,” he told BBC Sport. “The energy the players gave was very high. The frustrating thing is that we got in good positions but didn’t execute the final part.

“They didn’t have a huge amount of chances either but took their goals well. You have to admire the quality of the opposition at times.

“We expected them to turn up and want to win, that’s what they have always done. They responded to a setback and their front three caused us problems. In the main we defended well, it was a tough examination.

Many believe that Bournemouth will be playing Premier League football in 2018-19, but Howe is refusing to listen to the hype and feels they still have work to do.

“We’re not quite safe – I’m getting bored of saying it – we have three massive games left and we need to get over the line,” he added.