Cape Town - Bournemouth midfielder Jack Wilshere insists that they are ready to face Manchester City ahead of Monday's Premier League clash.
The Cherries welcome City to the Vitality Stadium hoping to avoid
losing to Citizens by a four-goal margin for the fourth time in a row.
"They are a big handful and we have to be ready for that and learn
from our mistakes in the last game, try and stop them from attacking and
maybe create something ourselves," Wilshere told Sky Sports.
"We looked back at the game this week, like we always do, and a lot
of their goals came from counterattacks. They have a lot of pace in
their team, a lot of creativity and they want to hit teams on the
Bournemouth were beaten 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the
campaign, and lost by the same scoreline when they welcomed City to the
south coast last season.
"I think we are a better team than we was back then, so I am sure we will be a little bit more ready this time," Wilshere added.
The English midfielder finally touched on the subject of his future
at the club, and admits that he is unsure if he will remain a Cherry or
sign a new contract with parent club Arsenal.
"I am concentrating on the next three or four months here and then I am not sure what is going to happen," he said.
"I will leave that to my agent and the people who deal with that type
of thing. At the minute, I am just concentrating on maintaining my
fitness, keep playing games, and I am enjoying it.