Eddie Howe says Bournemouth have 'special' team spirit

21/09/18 11:20am

Eddie Howe says Bournemouth's team spirit has always made the club 'special'
Eddie Howe says Bournemouth`s team spirit has always made the club `special`

Eddie Howe says Bournemouth`s mentality and team spirit has always made the club feel special.

The Cherries have taken 10 points from their opening five Premier League games this season, leaving them fifth in the table - their best start to a Premier League campaign - ahead of their game against Burnley on Saturday.

Manager Howe says he has never experienced a problem with players integrating both on and off the pitch, and that team spirit is one of his side`s strengths.

To be honest, it`s always felt like there`s something special here. I`ve never seen or felt a problem with the team spirit, with the mentality of the group, said Howe.

Highlights: Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester
Highlights: Bournemouth 4-2 Leicester

Yes, you have spells when you win and spells when you don`t, and that usually dictates confidence levels. But in terms of off the pitch and the way players integrate with each other, I`ve never felt we`ve had a problem with that and it`s always been one of our strengths.

The group is in a good place mentally now, it`s a tighter, smaller group than possibly last year and I think the players are enjoying that.

He added: It`s been a good start there is no denying that. We`re happy with what we`ve done and delivered, but there is more to come from the team. Individuals can do even better.

Charlie Daniels missed Bournemouth`s win over Leicester

Kyle Taylor, who has picked up a calf problem, and Charlie Daniels are doubts for the game against the Clarets.

Meanwhile, Howe was pleased with Junior Stanislas` performance for Bournemouth`s U21 side earlier this week, but did not reveal whether or not he would feature at Turf Moor.

I`m really pleased for Junior, Howe said. He`s had a long time out of action, but it didn`t look like that when he played earlier this week.

Junior Stanislas has been out for almost six months through injury

He did well, was really good with the ball and contributed to an excellent performance.

It was really good to see and you`ll have to wait and see what if he features.

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