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Hughton on Bournemouth defeat

24 November 2020

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton said that the goals they conceded made it a very tough evening against Bournemouth.

The Reds conceded at the start of each half, with Junior Stanislas scoring both times, and Hughton was left to rue those early goals which left Forest chasing the game.

Speaking after the match, Hughton said: “A tough night and it was made tougher by the timing of the goals, particularly the first one where you know you are up against a very good team that is good on the ball here on a pitch like this, they have a lot of ability in front of goal.

“Eventually we ended up giving them a game but you are always chasing, particularly when you concede that early in a game.

“Both goals, any goals that you concede, are not great goals. It is one that we will pick the bones out of but the fact that it was that early hurts you, it knocks your confidence but I think we recovered well.

“We got into a good game but these are a good side, a side that most people will fancy for promotion. It is a good pitch for them to play on, they play a brand of football with the players that they have got and we needed to get back into the game as quickly as possible.

“I thought we did that, we got back into the game but didn’t create enough good chances for the amount of the ball that we had, then the second goal kills us.”

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