Eddie Howe says scoreline flattered Tottenham after Bournemouth's 4-1 defeat

Nathan Ake Bournemouth

Nathan Ake Bournemouth

"It was a really high-speed game, a lot of energy from both teams", he told Sky Sports.

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"Tottenham are a great side and we respect them but we will try to play our attacking football and cause them problems".

"We started really well, we were on the front foot but they have quality and defensively we were always going to be stretched today".

Fans were delighted with the way their side fought back and took all three points as they continued their efforts for a place in next year's competition, however, some took to social media to criticise the performance of one individual. When you get the lead you're looking to protect that and enhance it if you can.

It was Pochettino's 150th league win as a manager but a rare recent defeat for his counterpart Eddie Howe, whose side had been beaten just once in their past 10 league fixtures - only Tottenham losing fewer in that period.

He added: "We need wins and as quickly as possible". The supporters are a huge part of when we play here because they are so close to the pitch.

"We could have played with five or six at the back, but that is not how we are. Physically, they gave everything on the pitch".

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