Howe: Bournemouth lack ‘killer instinct’

Bournemouth’s poor form continued on Saturday as they lost 2-0 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League. 

Goals from Raul Jimenez and Ivan Cavaleiro sealed the victory as Wolves continue their excellent league form, while the Cherries slide further down the table.

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was pleased with his team’s overall play, but were not as clinical in the final third of the pitch.

“We dominated the ball today and made two big mistakes for the goals,” Howe told BBC Sport, before adding, “Wolves are very good at soaking pressure and hitting on the counter. It was a frustrating afternoon.

“A lot of our build-up play was very good. But the killer instinct wasn’t. We didn’t create many real clear-cut chances. We’ve got to be very strong, show big character and come through this bad form.

“Confidence is such a delicate thing. You can’t overestimate the importance of losing key individuals [to injury]. But that’s no excuse, that’s what you have a squad for.”

Bournemouth have now won just two of their last eight Premier League games, both of which came against Fuham and Huddersfield Town, scoring five goals in that period.

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