Bournemouth ace Simon Francis has demanded that his side have a wake-up call and shape up for their coastal clash with rivals Southampton.
Eddie Howe's men faced defeat for the first time in four outings as they lost 2-1 to a resilient Burnley side in a midweek league encounter.
Despite a recent run of form and spells of good results, Francis believes that his side are yet to get anywhere near their best football.
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The 32-year-old insists that if the team does not find its rhythm and get back to its free-flowing best, then it could see the encounter at the Vitality Stadium ending in humiliation.
When speaking on the need for a resurgence the midfield claimed: “We have such a massive run of games coming up – starting with the big derby.
“We really have to flip our performance and put something special in for the fans. It’s a massive game.
“The sooner we start to put things right the better because, even though we’ve been on a good run, we haven’t been playing to our potential.
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“That’s the most disappointing thing for me – that it took us to be two down to show any character.
Manager Eddie Howe also shared the discontent in regards to the performance and cannot explain the dip in form as the Cherries look to steer clear of the relegation zone.
“It’s frustrating because we should have come into the Burnley game full of confidence.
“It was difficult for the fans against Burnley. I really struggled to see what our style was. If it’s tough for me to watch, it’s even harder from their perspective.”