Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe praised his side after the scoreless draw at home against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday at the Vitality Stadium.
The game was played at a fast pace and had plenty of chances for both sides, but ended up scoreless in the end. Both teams hit the woodwork, and for Bournemouth it was a well-earned point against an undefeated Spurs side.
“I’m very pleased – there were no goals but it was a very good game,” Howe said after the match.
“From my view it was a high intensity and high quality clash with two teams really going at it, it was great to watch.
“I’m proud of the players, more proud this week than last week.
“Last year’s games against Spurs were tough games and key for our development. We’re still a work in progress but I think it shows a real evolution of the team.
“The future is bright.”
Arsenal loanee Jack Wilshere played the full 90 minutes for the Cherries, and Howe praised the midfielder for his performance, and said he thinks he will get even better with time.
“Our gameplan was to disrupt their rhythm and their normal way of playing,” Howe said.
“The players delivered an incredible physical performance with a real work rate, desire and endeavour – which are words we always talk about.
“Jack was excellent today, first and foremost defensively where he supported Callum Wilson with some unseen work, winning second balls and doing the niggly things well.
“With the ball he gained more influence as the game went on, his performance warranted the 90 minutes and his performances are improving, he will only get better.”