Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe sorry to fans after Huddersfield loss
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 11/02/18 4:45pm
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe apologised to the club's travelling fans after his side's 4-1 loss to Huddersfield Town at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Bournemouth's recent form - seven league games unbeaten - had propelled them out of the bottom three up to 10th place before kick-off.
However, the visitors had no answers to Huddersfield on the day, with Howe having to say sorry to Bournemouth's supporters who had set off on their long haul from the south coast to West Yorkshire in the early hours.
"I apologise to them for the performance," Howe said. "There's not much else I can say.
"When you're aware of the financial and time sacrifices that people make, you want to reward them with an inspiring performance, one that they can go away and talk about for many years. I don't think that will be happening after that.
"I knew that Huddersfield would have wanted to get the crowd involved in the game today very early.
"Unfortunately for us, we allowed that to happen by conceding early. We fought back very well, but after that, we just faded away. It wasn't great from us. We had no control."
And despite remaining 10th in the Premier League, the Bournemouth boss still thinks his team are in a relegation fight.
"Yeah, I said it after the win against Stoke last week," Howe added. "For me, we're still in a relegation battle.
"You know we always have been this season. There's many clubs involved, it's very tight, and results like this don't help us, especially when you're playing the teams in and around you it's very important that you don't lose.
"But today, yeah, we didn't produce a good performance at all."