One of the final dealings of the English January transfer window, the 25-year-old said he was “home" after reuniting with the Championship high-fliers. He also posted on Instagram his previous Wolves goals, with the first being against the Cherries.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “I think it's difficult. Benik will say what he feels and that's his right. He feels like he has returned to a club he knows very well.
“Probably a lot of people at the club will maybe feel like family to him. I don't know, I'm just trying to think of reasons why he may have used that term.
“That is how he feels at this moment in time and I don't know what else I can really say on it.
“I am sure there is nothing malicious behind it. Knowing Benik, I am sure it's not meant to be disrespectful towards us."