January 4, Bournemouth coach O’Neill was interviewed by the "Daily Echo"
Shi said that he was satisfied with the team’s performance against Manchester United and that his team created many opportunities.
O’Neill said: "I think we played really well. 0-3 was brutal for us. I thought we had a good chance. Of course the first goal was disappointing because we really stopped them
, without too much threat."
"At 0-0, we created some chances. So when you’re 0-0 and you’re playing well, it’s tough for them to concede a goal because of a free-kick because they have
get better results."
"Then you come on after the break and try to be more aggressive and press more often. Same pattern, just try to add a little more intensity.
"Then we made a small mistake and got a second goal and it became more difficult. But from that moment on, my reaction was again, I think the lads are good."
"We had six chances and De Gea made a good save. I think most of United’s chances came when we spread out. There was a lot to be happy about in this game."
Since returning from the World Cup hiatus, Bournemouth have lost all four of their games, scoring none of them.
O’Neill added: "What’s important to me is that we play like we did today. I think that’s how we’ve been since I took the job, except for the game against Crystal Palace.
"Every game it looked like we played like that, at least for a long time, we played our style. We lost some leads before the break, obviously, but if you perform
Well organized, well timed to press, I think that’s what we want to see."
"For a newly promoted team we had a lot of possession away at Manchester United. We had over 40 per cent possession and created a lot of chances. Nobody wants to lose 3-0,
But we shouldn’t lose the game 0-3. If we have to lose the game 0-3, I can accept losing in this way."
"I’m happy with how the team is doing most of the time. If we play like this every week, we’ll go up in the table, no problem. We need to keep playing like this."