London - Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman believes the
Cherries will still be confident enough to take the game to Tottenham Hotspur
in their next league game despite their humiliating 5-1 loss to leaders
Manchester City on Saturday.
Promoted Bournemouth have struggled to make an impact in the
Premier League since their elevation to the top flight and sit just one place
above the relegation zone after picking up eight pints from nine games.
The club have also been forced to contend with a string of
long-term injuries, depriving them of record signing Tyrone Mings, leading
scorer Callum Wilson, summer recruit Max Gradel and captain Tommy Elphick.
Bournemouth face an in-form Spurs side, who are the only
team in the league yet to lose since the opening day of the season, on Sunday.
Also read: Bournemouth lose skipper Elphick in latest injury blow
"We have to pick ourselves up and move on. There is no
point worrying about it and there will be no after effects against Spurs,"
Surman told the Daily Echo.
"They are all tough games, whether you're up against
one of the top four or not and I think a lot of it comes down to how well we
"If we perform to the best of our ability, we will give
anyone a game. At times against Manchester City we were disappointed because we
knew we hadn't played to our potential but we will be looking to address that
against a good Spurs side.
"They have been on a good run but if we play well, we
have every chance of beating them," he added.
Meanwhile, Wilson, ruled out for at least six months with an
anterior cruciate knee ligament injury, hopes to be back before the season ends
and add to his goal tally.
"The character that I am, I will be pushing for the
last few games of the season," Wilson told the club's website
"Hopefully I can get another goal too before the end of
the season and that will draw a line under this injury."For
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