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Mixed zone: Francis, Cook and Surman all react to 3-0 win over Norwich City

Posted: Mon 18 Jan 2016
Author: afcb.co.uk

AFC Bournemouth secured their most comfortable win of the season over Norwich City on Saturday and after the game the players passed through the mixed zone.

Simon Francis, Steve Cook and Andrew Surman all offered their thoughts on the 3-0 victory.

Francis on getting one over on Norwich and Benik Afobe’s first goal for the club

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"The win is a huge lift to everyone, there was a bit of an omen with us and Norwich results over the past few years and we wanted to put that right, put it to bed and I think that was the best way to do it," he said. 

"We did it in style and with a clean sheet which is always nice as a defender.

"It will be a huge lift to him (Afobe). He is a confident lad as it is, he got in some great positions against West Ham but he just couldn’t put them away.

"He had only been training with us one or two days so it is always going to be hard for strikers to integrate themselves into our squad and get into our style of play but he has looked comfortable in both games and he has fitted in perfectly."

Steve Cook on the perfect response against Norwich and how the new boys are settling in

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"Obviously we didn’t play like that on Tuesday night and we needed to respond in the right way against Norwich. 

"We have responded in the best way, it is very satisfying but now we need to build on this.

"Benik has worked really hard, he was unfortunate on Tuesday but today he has got a great finish. 

"All the new lads are all settling in really well. We have a good bunch of lads so it’s easy to come in and get settled. 

"It is a bit more difficult with Juan but his English is coming on and the lads are trying their best with him and he is enjoying his time here.

"Hopefully we can help him out more with the language barrier and he can become a vital part of our squad."

Surman on a surprising Premier League and the January window

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"It is a strange league this season I think usually you say the top six are unbeatable but this year anyone can beat anyone. 

"So you might win a game you don’t expect to and then you get beat in a game you don’t expect to lose but we are just taking each game as it comes.

"I do enjoy it (the transfer window). I think sometimes the danger though can be that you bring in someone who upsets the rhythm of the club whereas I think we have bought in players - obviously Grabbs knows us well, Juan looks like a good addition and obviously Benik scored today and he is a lovely lad as well.

"You have to keep your dynamic and we have done that."

Interviews and report by Jack Rosser