Bournemouth News: Cook hopes to serve up Spurs’ scalp

2 years ago

In the latest Bournemouth news, defender Steve Cook feels it is high time Bournemouth set the record straight with Tottenham.

The sides will meet at the Vitality Stadium on Sunday, with the Cherries sitting in 13th spot in the Premier League table after a run of just one defeat in their last 10 top-flight games.

After a dreadful start to the campaign, Eddie Howe’s side now have 33 points and are six above the dreaded relegation zone with nine games to go.

They have taken 17 points from a possible 30 and, barring a late-season meltdown, should be playing Premier League football again in 2018-19.

Spurs are also in superb form and have not lost in their past 10 league outings, with seven wins and three draws.

The north Londoners did suffer a disappointing Champions League exit at the hands of Juventus in midweek but are well on track to finish in the top four this season.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been beaten four times away from Wembley this term, however, and Cook believes he and his team-mates need to show their illustrious opponents what they are all about on the south coast.

“Previous times against them haven’t been great and they have been a side which have really hurt us,” he told the Daily Echo. “Earlier this season we lost 1-0 there, but we didn’t get out of our half too much. We feel that we owe them.”

The signs are that it could be a busy time for the home side’s rearguard as Bournemouth have conceded 13 times and scored just once in their previous five Premier League meetings with Spurs.

Cook is under no illusions as to what is in store but hopes to use last season’s goalless draw as motivation.

“We know how tough it will be,” he added. “We played extremely well against them at home last season and probably should have won that game. We will be looking to replicate that performance.”