English Premiership

Defoe backs Bournemouth to avoid relegation

2017-08-30 20:20
Jermaine Defoe (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe says the club are too good to suffer relegation this season, despite a slow start to their Premier League campaign.

The Cherries have lost all three of their opening league matches but Defoe, who was relegated with Sunderland last season, is not worried just yet.

"It's not going to happen, 100 percent it's not going to happen, not with how it is there," Defoe said.

"It's such a long season. It's so early to call but from what I've seen since I have been there we'll be fine.

"It's football and you never know from one week to the next how things are going to change.

"The reason why I missed the first two games was just a case of getting my fitness up. I missed the last two pre-season games as I'm just trying to get to the same level as the other lads."

The 24-year-old striker has been called up by England manager Gareth Southgate for World Cup qualifiers with Malta and Slovakia. His next match for the Cherries is against Arsenal on Saturday 9 September.

 

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