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Bournemouth boss Howe raps Cook: That wasn't helpful

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is upset with captain Steve Cook after speaking to the press about the team's problems.

Cook said Bournemouth "played like kids" following their heavy 4-1 home defeat to Newcastle which put them in serious danger of the drop from the Premier League.

"Listen, I don't think they are helpful for us," the Bournemouth manager said of Cook's comments, "When you don't perform well, I think everything needs to be internal - that's always been how I've worked, we keep things in-house, and our opinions of ourselves stay that way.

"I have a duty when I come to the media to tell the truth in respect of what I think of our performances and I don't think it's healthy to view ourselves or read ourselves in that way."

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