Bournemouth 0-0 draw with Tottenham gives confidence, says Howe
LONDON (UK) – Bournemouth’s 0-0 draw on Thursday with Tottenham Hotspur brought to a halt a five-game Premier League losing streak. Though they are still in the danger zone, the performance in the match has given them confidence that they can avoid relegation, said manager Eddie Howe.
The draw has moved Bournemouth to the 18th position, three points behind Watford, with four games to play. Howe said it had been “absolutely vital” to stop the series of defeats.
“It edges us a little bit closer to the teams above us. It gives us heart and confidence that we’re still in the fight,” he added.
“We answered that question to the outside world that we’re still here.”
Bournemouth’s late goal was not allowed by VAR when Callum Wilson’s overhead kick was ruled out for handball.
“We have fought. It was a real physical, hard shift for everybody – and that’s the kind of thing we are going to need in our battle to stay up,” the manager added.
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