Howe unhappy with efforts
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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe was less than happy with his team after they suffered a shock home defeat to Preston in EFL Cup.
Howe's decision to field fringe players backfired as Simon Makienok scored a hat-trick for the Championship side as they secured a 3-2 extra time win at the Vitality Stadium.
Howe made 11 changes to his team with the likes of Jack Wilshere, Callum Wilson, Jordan Ibe and Simon Francis nowhere to be seen in the Bournemouth squad - but it is a sign of the changing times at the club that the starting XI named still cost in excess of £40million.
But Howe, who saw his side jeered off by a small number of fans following the defeat, was left deflated by the performance of those who came into his team.
"I don't give these opportunities lightly," he said. "I give them because I believe in the players and think they deserve that by how they train and their attitude day to day.
"But very early in the game I think it was evident that there was something not right with us tonight. It disappointed me immensely. We have let them (the fans) down.
"It was very disappointing from start to finish. It was unlike us. I felt we were lethargic. We didn't play with our usual energy and enthusiasm. We got what we deserved."