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Boss gives his view on Everton draw


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Eddie Howe has given his view of the Cherries’ dramatic 2-2 draw with Everton in the Premier League on Saturday.

Joshua King and Nathan Ake got on the scoresheet as Howe’s side came from behind to salvage a point.

After the game in his post-match press conference to the written press, Howe discussed the following topics.


We’re delighted to achieve another comeback. At ten versus ten it was difficult from a mental perspective given how the game had gone.

We had the better chances in the first half. We didn’t get our rhythm going or have enough of the ball. Once we got the goal to make the score 2-1 the momentum changed in the game.

How we do it is a combination of several things, including the players showing great mental strength.

I’m very pleased with the ability to come from behind as it always gives you a chance in a game, but it frustrates us that we allow it to happen in the first place. There’s plenty to learn from it.


I’m pleased with how we’ve started the season. We remember how we felt this time last year when we gave ourselves a mountain to climb. This year it is slightly different but we know how difficult every game is in this league.

Everton made a good start to the season but in the end, I think they’ll be pleased with the point.


I didn’t see Richarlison’s offence. I just heard the reaction from the crowd and saw the card come out. I think Adam Smith’s offence was a foul, he just brushed Theo Walcott. The big decision was whether it should be a red or yellow card.


Jefferson Lerma will play on Tuesday night against MK Dons so we’re excited to see him. He’s getting to where he needs to be physically.


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