Under pressure Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola takes responsibility for poor form after loss to Everton saw his side drop into the Premier League relegation zone
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Under pressure Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola is taking responsibility for the club’s current plight and admits he is ‘worried’ by their position in the table.
Bournemouth’s decision to replace Gary O’Neil with Iraola in the summer has backfired so far with their 3-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday leaving them in the relegation zone and winless in eight matches.
The young Spaniard arrived with a big reputation but acknowledges he needs to live up to it.
The Cherries sacked Scott Parker after four games last season and now have the international break to consider their next move.
‘You talk about the good reputation but I have to show it,’ said Iraola.
Andoni Iraola is taking responsibility for the club’s current plight and admits he is ‘worried’ by their position in the table
Their 3-0 defeat at Everton on Saturday leaves them in the relegation zone and winless in eight matches
Iraola has admitted that his side must improve defensively if they are to get back to winning ways
‘The only thing you can do is start with yourself. We haven’t won games so I’m not doing my homework.
‘I feel like the players are pushing and are really disappointed and I am more than happy to coach them but when you are in the relegation spots like we are now we have to be worried.
‘You have to continue working and improve.’
Many of Bournemouth’s wounds at Goodison Park were self-inflicted and the manager added: ‘We know the best thing we have to do is be much more solid defensively.
‘We are conceding too easy goals and they are taking us from the games. We have to keep the concentration for 100 minutes otherwise it is very difficult.
‘The first goal (after eight minutes) took a little bit of confidence away, especially in the build-up.
‘And it gave Everton confidence and momentum.’
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