‘Bournemouth’s front three as good as Salah, Firmino and Mane’

Date published: Monday 17th September 2018 9:05

Asmir Begovic reckons Bournemouth’s forward line is “up there” with Liverpool’s attacking trio of Sadio Mane, Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

The Cherries keeper was speaking after Saturday’s 4-2 win over Leicester, when the Foxes couldn’t handle Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and Josh King.

Fraser scored twice and King slotted home a penalty as the hosts ran into a 4-0 lead before Leicester grabbed a quick-fire consolation double late on.

Begovic believes there isn’t a better attacking trio in the Premier League – including Liverpool’s.

“Our front three are as good as anyone in the league,” he said. “We are a very attacking team, we want to attack and score goals.

“They are up there with Liverpool’s front three when they are on form.

“The way we play suits them. They have a great understanding and long may it continue.”

Begovic also believes Gareth Southgate should be looking at Wilson, as well as Steve Cook and Lewis Cook.

“A few of the lads should be in consideration for England,” he said. “The lads have been playing week in, week out. Callum and Steve, while Lewis has been in, those guys have got to be pushing. It is great recognition for the club if they do.

“I think they are at international level and we are playing a similar style to England. They have proved themselves at the highest level on a consistent basis. I know they are pushing and I’m sure they will get their rewards in the end.”

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