MANAGER Jason Tindall explained his attack-minded switch to replace the injured Jefferson Lerma at Watford and added: “We didn’t come here to defend.”

A goal down after 12 minutes at Vicarage Road, Cherries lost influential midfielder Lerma six minutes later after the Colombian suffered a hamstring injury.

But instead of opting for a like-for-like change, Tindall opted to go with the extra attacker by introducing Dominic Solanke to proceedings.

Asked about the change by the Daily Echo, Tindall said: “I felt at that time, certainly at 1-0 down, we needed maybe an extra attacker on the pitch and Dom gave us that.

“When he came on, I thought Dom delivered a really good performance.”

Cherries went on to draw 1-1 against a fellow side tipped for promotion this season, thanks to Chris Mepham’s stoppage-time leveller.

But despite his side keeping up their unbeaten league record, Tindall insisted Cherries were striving for maximum points.

“We came here to win the game. There’s no two ways about it,” he added.

“We didn’t come here to defend and not create chances and to be solid, we came here to score goals and we wanted three points.

“We are disappointed we haven’t got three points.”