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Eddie Howe feels Bournemouth have momentum in survival battle

Eddie Howe feels Bournemouth have found some momentum in their bid to avoid relegation.

The Cherries drew 0-0 with Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday (09.07.20) to end a five-match losing streak but remain three points from safety with four games left.

Speaking after the game, Howe said: "We have to feed off every positive fibre of that performance.

"The physical effort, the heart and endeavour showed, and the quality we showed at times as well. That will give the players a huge lift, no doubt."

The 42-year-old coach admits that his team points more than performances.

He said: "We know that good performances in itself, even if it is an upturn on recent weeks, is not going to be enough. We need results.

"Yes, we want another good performance but we want to turn that building of momentum into goals and obviously into wins."

Bournemouth thought they had snatched victory late on through Callum Wilson but saw it ruled out by VAR after Josh King's handball, which left Howe and his team downbeat.

He explained: "The players were hurting from the fact that we didn't win, especially with the emotion of the goal and then it wasn't a goal.

"That's not easy to take and we had Harry Wilson's late chance as well.

"There was a feeling that the game was there to win and we hadn't, so there was a bit of disappointment in there."

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