They were a 'bit more clinical' but we've got nothing to fear

Last updated : 13 August 2018 By Michael Morris

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Neil Warnock after the 2 - 0 defeat at Bournemouth

"I think the start of the game, one or two were really nervous, but I thought we did alright," he said after the full-time whistle.

"We grew as the game wore on and had a good spell in the second half. We had one or two opportunities and if things had gone for us, I think we could have punished them a bit more.

"We haven't got to fear anything really. Little bit more clinical, little bit more quality in certain areas, I think we could have tested them a lot more, but that's to be worked on really.

"I thought we grew into it in the second half and, if Morrison's a little bit more agile, that would have been a good equaliser and it would have been interesting for the rest of the game.

"It wasn't to be. I thought they were a little bit more clinical than us, but overall I've got to be pleased with that.

"I thought we went right until the end and I'm disappointed one or two things didn't go for us."

Eddie Howe

“I was very pleased with today’s performance, it was a tough game and I have a lot of respect for Cardiff because they gave everything.

“It was a really competitive game and I thought that we controlled the first half without opening them up as much as we wanted to. In the end, two moments of quality won us the game.

“As much as we’re happy today, we have to remain level-headed. We want to grow stronger over the course of the season."