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Arter: We have a winning mentality

Posted: Wed 07 Nov 2012
Author: Mick Cunningham

Harry Arter on the ball

Image by: Mick Cunningham

Cherries midfielder Harry Arter was man of the match as Bournemouth kept up their excellent run of form.

The Cherries made it five unbeaten with a fully deserved 2-1 win over Shrewsbury, but Arter admitted that he felt that the side made things difficult for themselves.
 
“It was mentally quite tough,” Arter told afcb.co.uk. “We had so many chances, but didn’t put as many of them away as we should have done.
 
“In a way it was comfortable because we were the better team and created the majority of the chances. When you are only 2-1 up, there is always that chance that they get a scruffy goal and you’ve lost two points.
 
“It doesn’t matter who you are playing, if you only have a one goal advantage it’s going to be tough. We were professional though and we showed a winning mentality and it was a good three points. 

"We all have that winning mentality and we all enjoy playing. The supporters are enjoying being here and are coming back in good numbers and we now can’t wait for the next game.”
 
The foundation for the victory was laid in the opening minutes as the Cherries enjoyed a sensational start with two goals.
 
“It was fantastic,” continued Arter. “We couldn’t have dreamt of a better start than that. 

"We were flying, but the penalty did knock us a bit. We didn’t feel it was a penalty, you see those in the box every week and nothing is ever given. 

"We were cruising before that and it did make it edgy, but no one could say we didn’t deserve that.”