Howe delighted with Benik Afobe’s form for Bournemouth

Date published: Friday 5th February 2016 4:15

Benik Afobe: Hit the ground running at Bournemouth

Benik Afobe: Hit the ground running at Bournemouth

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe admits he has been delighted by how quickly Benik Afobe has settled into life in the Premier League with the Cherries.

Bournemouth raised eyebrows by making a £10million swoop for Afobe in the January transfer window.

But after scoring in his last three games, the striker will look to continue his flying start against the team he began his career with.

The 22-year-old, who did not play a first-team goal for Arsenal before being sold to Wolves, has scored in his last three games.

Howe said: “I have been pleasantly surprised at how quickly he has moulded to the group and grabbed our philosophy.

“His temperament is really good, (he’s a) very level-headed guy and he works very hard.

“I think it is very dangerous to build the game up in your own mind. It’s a former club yes, but you just have to approach it like you would any other game – be motivated to perform, but don’t over-try.”

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