Kieran Trippier engaged in a heated discussion with upset Newcastle supporters after their 2-0 loss to Bournemouth, who were missing key players due to injuries.
The team, who were dealing with multiple injuries, were defeated by Dominic Solanke’s two goals in the second half while playing on the southern coast. After the game, the players thanked the fans for their support and a video circulating on social media showed Trippier responding to a fan’s comment by asking if the team wasn’t giving their all and mentioning the high number of injuries they were facing.
Later, Trippier downplayed the incident, explaining to Sky Sports that the fans were emotional after traveling a long distance. He had a conversation with one of them, assuring them that the team was putting in their best effort and there was no need to worry. Although they suffered a defeat, he apologized for the result and praised his teammates for their dedication.
Unfortunately, the manager of Newcastle, Howe, acknowledged the frustrations of the fans. He expressed that Kieran was not harmed and that it is common for emotions to be heightened in such situations. From our point of view, we all feel quite emotional. The away supporters are greatly appreciated and we are grateful for their continuous support.
Howe experienced a difficult return to Bournemouth as his team’s seven-game unbeaten streak in the league came to an end and their injury problems worsened. Newcastle was already without 11 players due to injuries and suspensions, with Callum Wilson also injuring his hamstring in the midweek loss to Borussia Dortmund.
Howe announced that Wilson will be leaving the England team and will have to take a break from playing. He also had to deal with losing Almirón to a hamstring injury in the middle of the first half.
The extensive list of injuries resulted in 17-year-old Lewis Miley making his first Premier League start in central midfield. Due to Newcastle’s limited choices, they had 18-year-old Ben Parkinson, who had never played for the first team before, as their lone attacker by the end of the game.
The match was difficult to watch as our team struggled to be in the right place at the right time. Our performance today was uncharacteristic,” stated Howe, who was previously the manager at Bournemouth when they defeated Newcastle in 2017. “We had a bad day overall. While there are explanations, I don’t want to make excuses. I want to show my support for the players.”
The only surprise was that it took dominant Bournemouth an hour before they made the breakthrough. Joe Willock challenged Antoine Semenyo and the ball rolled off him into the path of Solanke, who raced into the area and lashed his shot inside Nick Pope’s near post.
Bournemouth increased their advantage with a goal from a corner kick, as Solanke used his heel to redirect the rebound into the net after Sinisterra’s header hit the post. This victory marks only the second win of the season for Bournemouth and moves them out of the bottom three in the standings.
The manager of Bournemouth, Andoni Iraola, stated that he believed their win was well-deserved. He commended the team’s performance and the opportunities they created. Fortunately, they were able to seal the victory in the second half.
“Dom has been a valuable asset to our team. He contributes both on and off the field, supporting his teammates. Although he missed some opportunities in the first half, he remained focused and maintained his strong performance.”