Wigan Athletic Reaction - Cherries

Last updated : 11 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Manager Eddie Howe was understandably disappointed with the defeat, being quoted on BBC Radio Solent after the match as saying: "It certainly wasn’t our best performance and especially in the first half we were well below where we have been in recent weeks. Prior to today, our performances had been very good for a sustained spell. But right from the off, we came under pressure, Wigan played a high pressing game and we didn’t deal with that very well. We also conceded goals at crucial times. We started the second half really well, were on top and then conceded. We got better as the game went on, had chances and if we had scored the goal perhaps we should have done at 2-0, it might have been a different game. But I think you have to say we were beaten by the better team. The pleasing thing was that we kept going, but a little bit of quality was missing".

On the substitutions: "I was really pleased with the introduction of the subs and how they did. They livened us up, gave us pace and added an attacking threat, so we looked better after the changes. But unfortunately it was too late to save the game".