Bust-up reports played down
Reports of a bust-up between Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe and goalkeeper Asmir Begovic have been played down.
It had been reported in two national papers that Begovic was facing an uncertain future at the Cherries following what was described as a 'heated discussion' with the manager.
Meetings between the manager and players, whether first-team starters or not, are regular occurrences, according to the Daily Echo, and nothing out of the ordinary.
Meanwhile, Begovic is apparently committed to the club and working hard to get his place in the side back, with Howe praising him recently for they way he has handled himself since being dropped and replaced by Artur Boruc.
Howe said: “Asmir has responded very well in training. He has been excellent. That is all you ask for, you ask for players in every position to really push each other.
“Competition for places is really at the bedrock of all successful teams, so I am delighted with the response.”
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