Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall has told the club’s official website that his side are under pressure today.
The Cherries will take on Leeds United at Elland Road in the Championship this evening and will be backed by many football followers to win.
Eddie Howe’s side are currently at the top of the league table with 51 points from 26 matches, a point clear of second-placed Ipswich Town.
Meanwhile, heading into today’s encounter, Leeds find themselves just three points and two places above the relegation zone.
One would expect Bournemouth to win today, but Tindall believes that the pressure is on them.
“You wouldn’t have expected it at the start of the season and it probably is a little bit strange but I think when you are at the top of the league, that’s what you carry with you,” the 37-year-old told Bournemouth’s official website.
“Everywhere you go teams will be looking at you to see if you can sustain that level of performance and continue to win.
“Going to places like Leeds, people will see it as a game that Bournemouth should win, so it does carry that little bit of extra pressure but it’s a pressure that we are enjoying at the minute.”
Winning against Leeds at Elland Road is never easy, but Bournemouth will certainly be the favourites to pick up all three points today.
As Tindall explains, the Cherries are under pressure because they are expected to win, but given their current run of form and self-confidence, a defeat in West Yorkshire would come as a surprise.
Bournemouth’s success so far this season has been truly refreshing, and many neutrals fans will hope that they continue to march on and gain promotion to the Premier League.