AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has given his assessment of his side’s 2-0 win over West Ham United at Vitality Stadium on Saturday.
A brilliant Callum Wilson volley, as well as a late goal from Joshua King, combined to seal three long-awaited points.
After the match, the Cherries boss reflected on the following points…
Back to winning ways
I'm very pleased. It's a real reward for the players mindsets during this difficult run we've had. It's been incredibly hard but they've never let they're heads drop and they've trained well.
I was so keen for everyone to feel that winning feeling again off the back of everyone sticking together. Performance-wise, today maybe wasn't as good as some of the games we lost recently, but we defended very well after Callum's great strike.
Callum's very much a team player. He's a vital part of what we do here and he knew how important the game was for us as a group. He delivered a very good display.
We brought him off because of a problem with his knee. It was nothing to do with his previous hamstring injury.
Artur has trained excellently. In our Carabao Cup game against Chelsea, he was outstanding. The goalkeeper position is always analysed greatly and I understand why, but I just felt he deserved to play today.
Asmir Begovic is the ultimate professional. He understood the decision and very much supported Artur and his performance.