AFC Bournemouth boss Howe: Mo can be a big player for us

Bournemouth Echo: WINGER: Mohamed Coulibaly WINGER: Mohamed Coulibaly

MANAGER Eddie Howe is tipping relative unknown quantity Mohamed Coulibaly to be a big hit for Cherries in the Championship.

Howe, who signed Coulibaly from Grasshoppers in the summer, handed the winger his first start since the opening day of the season during the 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday.

Coulibaly, dogged by persistent Achilles and calf injuries, understandably took time to find his feet but left three Boro players trailing in his wake during one flash of brilliance in the second half.

Howe, who used no fewer than four wingers against Boro, told the Daily Echo: “I thought Mohamed did well. From my perspective, it was a good chance to get him into the team and have a look at him.

“He has trained very well and we think he is a good player from everything we saw in pre-season and how well he did then.

“He was out for a long time and I don’t think there is any substitute for playing games. There is more to come from him but I think we saw enough to say he can be a threat in this division.

“We have four wingers who are all different and who all complement the team in different ways. Mohamed is quick and direct but also drifts off the line and can take up different positions across the pitch. He has that fluid movement and I think he could be a big player for us.”

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6:57am Mon 17 Mar 14

susi.m says...

He look very much out of his depth on Saturday but I trust Eddies judgement.
He look very much out of his depth on Saturday but I trust Eddies judgement. susi.m
  • Score: -11

11:30am Mon 17 Mar 14

Afcb-AJ says...

susi.m wrote:
He look very much out of his depth on Saturday but I trust Eddies judgement.
Very Harsh, A right winger playing against a team who keep clean sheets all the time who played for a 0-0 hi first start in England lets not judge in 45 mins
[quote][p][bold]susi.m[/bold] wrote: He look very much out of his depth on Saturday but I trust Eddies judgement.[/p][/quote]Very Harsh, A right winger playing against a team who keep clean sheets all the time who played for a 0-0 hi first start in England lets not judge in 45 mins Afcb-AJ
  • Score: 6

12:50pm Mon 17 Mar 14

coops1965cherry says...

He will be fine, it was obvious that he is short of first team match sharpness.

A very exciting player I think and of course if Eddy says so then that's enough for me.

U T C I A D.
He will be fine, it was obvious that he is short of first team match sharpness. A very exciting player I think and of course if Eddy says so then that's enough for me. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: 4

6:49pm Mon 17 Mar 14

canfordcherry says...

He started a bit below the expected ability but grew as the game went on, trying stepovers, etc. Will come good the more he plays.
He started a bit below the expected ability but grew as the game went on, trying stepovers, etc. Will come good the more he plays. canfordcherry
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