Giancarlo Bocchetti @GBitsMedia —
The nightmare and the hard days seem to be over at Poppies. Last couple of victories against Brockenhurst (home) and Cowes Sport (away) have raised the morale and confidence of the whole team.
Leonardo Cabeleira, manager of Bournemouth FC, shared his thoughts about the last two performances for Poppies and the upcoming match against Christchurch, a side rival that he knows well.
He confirmed that the back to back win against Cowes (4-1) on the Isle of Wight, was not a coincidence.
“We have been working since the pre-season trying to assemble the puzzle and we can finally see the fruits of our labour. Our victories in the last two games were not by accident but the result of our hard work inside and outside the pitch,” said the manager
The gaffer said that he’s not a superstitious man and the results have come as “a learning curve for the management and the players. We have had difficult days, but patience has paid off“, asserted the manager.
When enquired about the last performances, he confirmed that the team was lacking of, “the experience, without any doubt. We believe a lot in our youngsters, but we understood that it was very important for our game play to mix both. We all have learned from these mistakes, making us a stronger side“.
Edgar Zanin finally found his goal this weekend, the brazilian-bolivian player scored on the ’81 to finally be on the score sheet, a goal that according his manager, he was looking for so long. “I am very happy for him. He’s a young lad that works very hard on the physical side and during our trainings. Although he had a difficult start this season, I was convinced that his quality was going to show at any point“.
A special taste left the performance of Callum Farrugia during the game against Cowes, and Leo confirmed the quality that the management saw on the player
“We always saw something on him. Although he had Tyrone (Carkeet) as the main man on that position (left back), he keeps showing all of his talent and that he has a lot of potential as a player“, confirmed the manager.
Sam Jones made his official return to the club after a brief experience with Hamworthy United and Lymington Town. Leo did not skimp to praise the keeper.
“He is without any doubt one of the best goalkeepers of this league. His brief time on Hamworthy and Lymington surprises me. Sam is bringing his experience back to this club which will help James (Mayo) to fully develop all his potential and quality“, affirmed the manager.
Bournemouth FC will travel to Hurn Bridge this tuesday to face Christchurch for the Sydenham’s Wessex League. Ollie Cherrett’s side currently runs 4th and aim to continue their success against Poppies. Cabeleira admitted that playing against them is always special.
“I have good memories about my time in Christchurch and I will always be grateful for the opportunity they gave me. When I go there I feel welcome by so many people, that are the heart and the soul of the club. As a team, we have a lot of enthusiasm and excitement about this match. We will play a good side on a good pitch. They have on their squad some of our ex players, which has helped to improve the quality on their game so far this season. I look forward to see them all and stretch their hand again“.