'Playing five at the back can be very positive'

Milos Kerkez
Milos Kerkez

In the latest episode of Cherries Unpicked, BBC Radio Solent's Kris Temple discusses Bournemouth's formation, and whether the team will play five at the back against Newcastle on Saturday.

After achieving their first win of the Premier League against Burnley, the team return to the Vitality with newfound confidence.

Temple said: "People have this assumption that playing five at the back or playing wing-backs is negative, but sometimes it can be the opposite and can be very positive.

"How many teams do we see playing three at the back with wingers flying on? I don’t see it as a negative if they do play three at the back against Newcastle if they see that as a good idea tactically.

"We know what a job Eddie Howe does and they’ll probably be trying to keep him guessing a bit as well because they’ll think he’ll know a bit from his days at Bournemouth, but of course there’s been a massive turnover.

"Milos Kerkez is someone Iraola mentioned, not only does he play as a wing-back for Hungary, he plays as number 11 there as well. He’s definitely a more forward-thinking player than the three he plays at Bournemouth."

Listen to the full episode on BBC Sounds

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