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Bournemouth boss Iraola: Villa defeat game of two different halves

Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola was not too despondent after his team lost in the Premier League at the weekend.

Iraola described his side's defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend as a game of two halves.

While the Cherries led at half-time, Villa emerged stronger and won the game in the second half.

Post-game, the Basque head coach told the Daily Echo: “I think it was two different halves, especially for us.

“I think they (Aston Villa) kept the same level of consistency.

“I think we were better in the first half.

“We did quite well with very difficult forwards.

“I think we had our chances.

“We were transitioning really well and we were playing more or less the game we wanted, but probably the key moment is at the end of the first half.

“At the time we were winning 1-0.

“We have an attack where probably we commit too many players, we lose the ball, we don't finish well, they attack and we conceded, it's 1-1 and the momentum of the game changes.

“Second half we were not as solid. We couldn't defend so well.

"We were having difficult, difficult scenarios for our defenders.

“One-against-one against strong opposition. We couldn't provide them the help we provided in the first half and they made the difference."

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