Eddie Howe's men have just enjoyed back-to-back wins in the Premier League so the international break comes at a bad time for them, but it does at least give them a chance to re-charge their batteries.
One thing they will not be doing is taking it easy according to the midfielder, who says they will be focusing on their next match, which is the south coast derby against Southampton.
He told the Echo: "Whenever we go away we are fully focused on the next game. We will be working hard.
"Our job is not done. We have 33 points and that is not going to keep us up.
"We are well aware our run-in last season was not great. We had some extremely tough games and we were in a different position, we already had 40 points.
"It is a little bit different this season. We need the points but this is a great start and now, hopefully, we can start looking up rather than down."