Scott Parker: “l was very pleased with this evening”

A near full capacity crowd enjoyed an entertaining game at the Vitality Stadium as Scott Parker took charge of his first home game as the new Bournemouth manager.

Parker was not pleased with everything he saw on the night though, as two quick goals turned the game on its head leaving Chelsea victorious come the final whistle. 

The former England midfielder was particularly disappointed with Chelsea’s second, which came from a Barkley corner with Ike Ugbo getting to the near post first to head home for the Blues.

“The second was a poor goal really we need to look over it again, from a set play it wasnt good enough for us,” he revealed.

“We will go over that tomorrow as a team and we will learn from that and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Despite the defeat Parker was happy with his side and revealed how well the team have taken on his coaching methods throughout pre-season and was quick to praise his players on their hard work this summer.

He added: “Every single one of them has been receptive to what I have asked of them. 

“Of course, I have laid down markers and what I expect from them as a team and as individuals and they have done all they can to do that. 

“At this moment in time I’ ve pushed them and I’m still pushing and that will be the case for the majority of this year.

“At this present moment in time, I have been pleased with how they have responded. It can be difficult sometimes but they have done very well.”

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