Eddie Howe praised his players for not panicking and staying resolute during Bournemouth's 2-1 home win against Huddersfield Town on Tuesday night.
Bournemouth, renowned for their attacking play, spent most of the game trying to contain the attacks from their opposition and being confined to rare counter attacks. However, the Cherries were clinical in the early stages and did enough defensively to see out the win.
They secured the victory thanks to strikes from Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser, while Terence Kongolo netted the consolation for the visitors. The Terriers pushed for an equaliser but Bournemouth held firm to move up to sixth in the Premier League.
“Certainly, it was uncomfortable and that’s where I credit the players because they didn’t panic and we managed the second period excellently.
“Individually, we will play a lot better than that and lose games. To win, playing way below our level is probably a good sign.
"I can’t wait to watch it back because I think it will be revealing and very educational for me."
Howe has revealed he hopes that the win will provide Bournemouth with some momentum for their tough schedule ahead, adding: “It’s a relentless schedule this month, so let’s try to use this win to give us the confidence to perform well against Liverpool.”