Cherries star King sets his sights on Sunderland

Bournemouth forward Joshua King
Bournemouth forward Joshua King
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Bournemouth striker Joshua King is determined to put things right against Sunderland – after the disappointment of last week’s 3-1 reverse at Norwich.

The Black Cats head to the south coast to face Eddie Howe’s newly-promoted club on Saturday still looking for a first Premier League victory of the season, but Bournemouth will be fired up themselves, says summer signing King.

“We need to put in some good training and turn it around against Sunderland on Saturday,” said the former Blackburn forward.

“After the international break, we wanted to go on a run and do well so we were disappointed by the performance (at Norwich) and the lost points.

“We were slow to close down. I don’t think we kept the ball too well and didn’t create as many chances as we have done in the past few games.

“We are a possession team – in most games we keep the ball more than the opposition but we didn’t do that.”

The 23-year-old Norway internationaladded to the Bournemouth Daily Echo: “Nobody was at 100 per cent and it showed. If you are not 100 per cent in the Premier League then you get punished.

“We only have ourselves to blame. I think Norwich did well because of our lack of concentration and they deserve all the credit for going away with three points.

“They played well as a team and we just weren’t on it.”