Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has admitted his disappointment at being unable to stop Liverpool star Mohamed Salah on Saturday. Salah scored a hat-trick in the Reds’ 4-0 win on the south coast as he ran Cook and the rest of the Cherries’ defence ragged.
Cook accepts he was particularly culpable in the loss, as the Egypt international had few problems claiming the match ball, and says his performance left him deflated.
He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t cope with him at all, which is really frustrating because you want to perform well against the best players in the world. “It was an extremely difficult day for myself. We probably gave him chances that we shouldn’t have, but he was there to take them so fair play to him.”
Bournemouth go to in-form Wolves this weekend and Cook admits they need to bounce back, but facing the Midlanders, who have beaten Chelsea and Newcastle in their last two games, will not be easy.
He added: “They look a very good team. They’re very attacking and they’ve come into the Premier League and played the football they did in the Championship. “They’ve really come in with a lot of confidence and won some good games and responded well to defeats as well. So it’s going to be a really tough day.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.