AFC Bournemouth travel to The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon to face West Bromwich Albion in a crucial tie as Eddie Howe’s side continue to slide closer to the relegation zone.
The Cherries are still searching for their first Premier League victory in 2017 and have been training in Madrid over the past couple of weeks during their extended break as they prepare for a pivotal period of fixtures in their fight for survival.
AFC Bournemouth are preparing for what on paper looks to be their toughest fixture of the season so far as they face the league leaders Chelsea away from home on Boxing Day.
AFC Bournemouth prepare to take on Hull City this weekend on match-day eight in the Premier League.
The action gets underway at The Vitality Stadium at 3pm on Saturday in this crucial bottom half of the table clash. The Cherries currently sit in 13th position on eight points, while opponents Hull sit in 15th place just one point behind.
“No better time to play a game so quickly” as far as assistant manager Jason Tindall is concerned, ahead of AFC Bournemouth’s League Cup tie at Anfield.
It has been ten days to forget for AFC Bournemouth, following back to back 5-1 defeats at the hands of Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur.
Everybody connected with the club has been “disappointed” following recent weeks results, but Tindall insists that it has not dispirited the players: “you need to dust yourself down and get back on the horse and start riding it again.”
“We won’t change our playing style” insists manager Eddie Howe as AFC Bournemouth prepare to take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Cherries need to bounce back following their 5-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester City at the Etihad last Saturday, with Howe admitting “it was a difficult match to watch back, it’s important to move forward very quickly.”
The lessons which Howe took from last weekend were that the loss “could be a good thing, we have to grow from it, the goals we conceded were disappointing.”