Reaction: AFC Bournemouth 3 Blues 2

It is just to keep working and keep believing.

Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka gave his reaction after Blues were beaten 3-2 by AFC Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship.

Speaking to Blues TV post-match, the Head Coach discussed events at the Vitality Stadium and what needs to be rectified in the weeks and months ahead.

Blues thought they had got at least a point when Scott Hogan scored his second of the afternoon to draw the visitors level at 2-2, but Philip Billing converted at the far post from a free-kick to hand the Cherries all three points.

And the Boss could not hide his disappointment that another impressive away performance had not been rewarded.

He said: "Today has been a reflection of the season as we were much better than the opponent. That was Bournemouth today who were Premier League last season and we were much better than them, scored two goals, had two to three chances and a disallowed goal."

Karanka continued in his critique of the contest and was in no doubt as to where Blues' Achilles Heel lies.

He explained: "In the last three games, we have been better than our opponents but mistakes have punished us a lot. We should have had six or seven points [from those three matches] but instead, we have two. Once again, this is a reflection of our season with individual mistakes.

"When we are making the same mistakes every game it is difficult, so it is just to keep working and keep believing because the day that we don't make those mistakes we will win games.

"It is about not making those mistakes because when we are not making those mistakes we should have been mid-table this year."

The 47-year-old also offered a word on the performance of Hogan with the frontman looking razor sharp in front of goal as he grabbed his first brace of the season.

He said: "It is good because Scott [Hogan] like every single striker needs confidence and those two goals will give him that."