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​Howe concerned about Bournemouth 'mental wellbeing'

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits that he is concerned about the mental well-being of his players.

Not everyone is handling the break from football the same way, as many players are so dependent on their daily routine that involves training and playing.

Howe knows that so many worries must be going through his players' heads.

He told the Daily Echo: "Daily, I am thinking of the players, the staff and making sure everyone connected with the club - the supporters as well – stays as well as they possibly can.

"It's been very, very different. Usually you have a big control over players' training, general health, even their food – getting two meals a day with us.

"Suddenly you lose all of that contact with them. It's more the mental wellbeing at the moment, that's probably my biggest concern.

"The guys with families will probably have their days filled up, like mine are being, with their children - having people around the house and not feeling isolated.

"But it's the single guys, maybe the people that don't have a wife or a girlfriend and definitely don't have kids. They are the ones I am most worried about at this present time.

"I have tried to keep in contact with the players as best I can, without ringing up with nothing to say."

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