'A real feeling we could do it' - Iraola on comeback win

Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola after his side came from three goals down to beat Luton Town at Vitality Stadium:

"It was a great win for us. We finished the game very happy obviously, but there were moments during the game where we were struggling and it was difficult to keep believing. The players did it and we could finish the comeback in the end.

On if he believed a comeback was possible: "It was good for us that we did something similar the other day. Against Sheffield United we scored two late goals and felt we could even win it at the end. We couldn't do it but there was a real feeling that we could do that again.

"Everything went for Luton in the first half - they were really clinical. Every time they arrived [in the box], they scored. We needed something to happen early in the second half and the first goal from Dom [Solanke] was key. Then everyone started believing. We kept putting up the pressure and in the end we came back.

On his half time message: "We wanted to get back playing as soon as possible. We ended the first half feeling very bad as they had just scored a third goal. We changed some things, made adjustments and changed some players. We dealt much better with the long balls. [Carlton] Morris hurt us a lot in the first half and we controlled that in the second.

"From there we attacked much better and then the goals came from that point onwards."

Did you know?

  • Bournemouth became only the fifth team in Premier League history to win a match in which they trailed by three goals.

  • In doing so, they also became the third team in Premier League history to win a match where they trailed by three goals at half-time.

  • Bournemouth have conceded at least 50 goals in all seven of their seasons in the Premier League (52 this season). Only Norwich City (10) and Watford (eight) have played in more different campaigns while shipping 50+ goals each time.