Southampton 2-1 Bournemouth: Eddie Howe rues costly errors in defeat
Last Updated: 28/04/18 7:16pm
Eddie Howe believes costly errors were Bournemouth's undoing as they slipped to 2-1 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's.
Bournemouth's long wait for a win at Southampton stretched to 14 games, after two goals from Dusan Tadic ensured Southampton gave their survival hopes a huge boost with a first win in nine league games.
The visitors did threaten to spoil the home side's day when Josh King levelled in first-half stoppage time, but Saints were good value for their victory, much to Howe's annoyance.
"The goals we conceded were big mistakes and we got punished for them," Howe told Sky Sports. "I am disappointed with how we played."
"It was a game that we could have won if we had played like we can do, but we didn't. We were disappointed with our attacking player in both halves.
"We got into some promising situations, but the quality that we usually have wasn't there and a lot of attacks petered out. We had some good periods in the game, but not enough."
Despite having picked up one win in their last ten league games, Bournemouth are on the verge of Premier League safety once more, with a six-point cushion over the bottom three.
"We take pride in trying to achieve, and trying to win and we have two games to make sure we try and deliver better than we did today," Howe added.
"The spirit is there and the will to do well is there, but for whatever reason we complicated the game, made too many bad decisions individually which hurt us collectively."