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Bournemouth Boss Eddie Howe Praises Millwall’s ‘Hard-Work’

spoke about the 3-0 loss at the Den, saying that it was the noise and atmosphere that led to the defeat.

The Cherries made 11 changes and Millwall took full advantage of the situation.

Howe praised the League One outfit’s work-rate, “I thought they worked extremely hard,” Howe said. “It was a big physical test for us – we know what they are like from goal-kicks and corners.”

“I think Neil has done a great job and the crowd played their part. They’ll be very pleased with their afternoon.”

“Whenever you come here you expect that atmosphere and expect the fans to get behind their team,” Howe said. “From our perspective we have got to better at dealing with that – it’s only noise.”

“I’ve got no complaints. In terms of the result, Millwall deserved it. I can’t disguise how I feel. I don’t think the players threw the towel in or didn’t do their best. It was a very difficult game to watch. We didn’t gel.”

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