Eddie Howe, the Bournemouth manager, insisted that he will trust his players that they will be able to fight to avoid the relegation of his team as they have been struggling this season so far.
The Cherries have been winless for six Premier League games in a row and they are close to the relegation zone but Eddie Howe believes that they can turn it around and remain in the highest division even for the upcoming season. However, Howe insisted that he will be active on the transfer market only if he will have a lot of injured players because his side’s squad is quality enough to be successful.
The talented coach spoke about his team’s situation as he said, according to Sky Sports: “At the moment, we are not looking at anything [in January]. If we keep the squad together, pick up results then everything changes. In January it’s a very difficult window to make too many changes in terms of incomings. It’s an incredibly expensive market with not too many players to choose from.”
He insisted that if everything will be fine, he is not planning to enter the market: “Ideally, we wouldn’t be doing too much in that market. Of course, injuries would force your hand to a degree but we are hopeful injuries suffered by the players aren’t serious. We need to be adaptable so it’s not impossible.”
In the end, Eddie Howe claimed that this season is very different from the previous ones: “We need to make sure we leave Stamford Bridge feeling good about ourselves again having given a good account of ourselves. It’s slightly different this year. The top teams have been absolutely ruthless. Not every game, of course, there’s going to be upsets. More consistently they have put their dominance together against the lesser teams. In our first and second year in the Premier League, there were more upsets. They have really stamped their dominance on the division this year.”