Ritchie laments Cherries’ poor display

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Following Bournemouth's 3-1 loss to Norwich on Saturday, winger Matt Ritchie reflected on what was a poor display by the Cherries.

The Scottish international, who faced Germany during the international break, was part of the team that were well below par against the Championship play-off winners at Carrow Road. 

Bournemouth now find themselves in 16th position with four points after five games and the 26-year bemoaned his sides poor display during an interview with the Daily Echo.

"We didn't perform as well as we normally do, certainly nowhere near the standards we've set this season, it didn't quite click and we never really got going.

"I don't think we'd have created as much as we'd have liked. You can't play to your absolute maximum every week, although of course that's what you aim to do. 

"We're very disappointed but we will move on quickly and concentrate on Saturday. It's about how we react now.

"It's a great strength of ours that when we do have a disappointment, we bounce back from it quickly. We will make sure we get our heads down, work hard and get back to doing what we do best." 

Ritchie joined Eddie Howe's side from Swindon in 2013 scored 15 goals during Bournemouth's Championship winning campaign and will look to replicate that form to help the Cherries avoid the drop this season.