Sacked Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall praised Jordan Rhodes after ‘sucker punch’ Sheffield Wednesday winner

Sacked Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall felt his side were ‘sucker punched’ by Sheffield Wednesday’s last-gasp winner at the Vitality Stadium on Tuesday evening, claiming his side had looked more likely to grab the three points.

Wednesday, 3rd February 2021, 12:00 pm

The Cherries, who were hotly tipped to be amongst the sides vying for promotion this season, sit eight points off the automatic promotion places having played one game less than second-placed Swansea.

It’s been a dramatic fall from grace that has seen them win once in their last eight matches, a run extended by Jordan Rhodes’ 90th minute header and a 2-1 win for the Owls.

Sacked this morning, Tindall was aggrieved at Wednesday’s goal and felt that on balance his side perhaps deserved to get the all-important third goal.

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Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall felt his side were 'sucker punched' by Sheffield Wednesday's late winner in a 2-1 defeat for the Cherries.

“We got done with a sucker punch goal right at the end,” he said last night. “I think you could see the confidence come back into the group once we equalised, you could see we that as a team we were pushing and we looked like the team that was going to score if there was going to be another goal in the game.

“Unfortunately there was a little bit of lack of organisation that led to that goal. We missed a couple of duels in the middle of the pitch, we failed to stop the cross coming in and it was a great header at the back post from Rhodes. It was a big blow for us.”

Former Wednesday boss Garry Monk has been spoken about as a potential replacement.

Asked about the pressures he was under, Tindall went on: “I’ve been in football long enough to know when things are going well that everybody is full of praise and when things are going against you, there’s going to be a hell of a lot of negativity. I accept that.

“But I can’t let any outside influences or anybody else’s opinions affect myself or transmit that to the players because I’ve got full belief and faith that these moments will make us stronger.

“With the our additions and the transfer window now closed, we’ll soon be winning games again and all of a sudden that criticism goes away. It will happen.”

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