Eddie Howe has admitted that his Bournemouth side had lost their mojo in recent weeks, but was hoping that this evening’s 2-1 win over Huddersfield will help to ‘bring it back’.
Bournemouth had enjoyed a brilliant start to the season and were sitting just outside the Premier League’s top four after 10 games.
However, they went into Tuesday night’s game against the Terriers on the back of four straight defeats, a run which had seen them slip to 10th.
Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser combined once again to set up and score one goal each to put the hosts 2-0 up after just 22 minutes before Terence Kongolo pulled one back for the visitors seven minutes before the break.
Speaking after the game, Eddie Howe said he was hopeful that the result would see ‘champagne football’ return to the Vitality Stadium:
“Huddersfield were very good tonight. it was nice to go 2-0 up but they had nothing to lose and played well. We defended well. Huddersfield do a lot of things well. You could say we were slightly fortunate but we deserve that,” Howe told Sky Sports.
“We scored two good goals and you think you can go on and put it to bed but it swung. I wasn’t happy with the period from 2-0 until half-time. But second half we were more secure.
“Asmir (Begovic) was excellent tonight. We needed a big performance and he has gone a long way to getting us the three points. A few weeks ago we were playing champagne football but we lost our mojo and hopefully this will bring it back.”