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​Howe insists Bournemouth remain in relegation fight

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is under no illusions about his side's position in the Premier League right now.

The club are currently 10th in the league, which would seem like a very safe position.

The problem is the congested nature of the table, with only five points separating them from the drop zone. Yes, there are many teams in the way, but it only takes a few bad results to put them right into the bottom three.

And manager Howe knows more performances like the one that got them thrashed 4-1 at Huddersfield cannot be tolerated.

Howe told the Daily Echo: "For me, we are still in a relegation battle. We know we always have been this season.

"There are many clubs involved, it's very tight and results like this don't help us, especially when you are playing teams in and around you.

"It's very important you don't lose but we didn't produce a good performance at all.

"Of course, we have other games to come and are in a good position, but it can change very quickly and what we have to guard against is any negative reaction from this game.

"Every game gets bigger and bigger and the games will count down very quickly. That is why you need to maximise every single one.

"We know how big the games are and will be ready for the last 11."

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