Pitman's Learning Curve

Last updated : 15 March 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
He might have bagged a brace against Exeter City in fine style, but Brett Pitman admits that he is still learning in the game at the tender age of 21.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Pitman is quoted as saying: "I nearly got subbed at half-time. I hadn't been great in the first half but a few of us weren't at our best and we were given the run-around. But credit to us because we were only 1-0 down and I thought we were tremendous in the second half. I took a bit too long on the ball for their goal and I held up my hands. But I managed to make amends, which was nice. I know quite a lot of my goals came for the youth team but a few more are coming for the first team now which is a bonus. I listen to Eddie and have a lot of respect for him. I know I've got to cut out first-half performances like the one at Exeter. But I'm still 21 and I'm still learning. I'll keep learning and, hopefully, performances like the first half will become fewer and far between and there will be more like the one in the second half. Apart from the older lads, I think the rest of us have got ambitions to play at a higher level. If you don't have ambition in football, there is not much point in playing".