In his latest piece for The Athletic, George Caulkin has revealed that Amanda Staveley came into the away dressing room at Bournemouth to embrace Eddie Howe and the players following the 2-0 defeat.
After she ‘expressed her pride in the team, apologised for not being able to help them more and embraced Howe’, Caulkin reveals the manager’s brilliant message back to our co-owner – “I know we’ll come back stronger.”
Saturday night was a tough watch. Our second defeat of the week, a really poor display and one that saw yet another player added to the injury list in Miguel Almiron, but it’s great to see a show of unity between the owners, manager and players.
Staveley really does care and was right to thank the players for their efforts, as we’ve done incredibly well up until this point to cope with Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup football given the number of injuries, suspensions and setbacks.
It’s easy to forget, but that was our first league defeat since September, we’re still in with a fighting chance in Europe and have a cup quarter-final to look forward to next month. Considering the hurdles we’ve had to overcome, along with the hectic schedule and Tonali saga, we’ve done well.
As for Howe’s message to Staveley – I believe him. We have a habit of coming back stronger. Last season’s cup final defeat was followed by a stunning run that saw us qualify for the top four. Our run of three-straight defeats earlier in the season was followed by five wins, five clean sheets and two draws in the seven league games that followed.
We may be tired, low on numbers and limping into the international break, but I back these lads to bounce back. They always do.
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Author : Olly Hawkins
Publish date : 2023-11-15 12:00:41
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