Millwall boss delighted with cracking Cup win against Bournemouth
Neil Harris praised his "outstanding" players after The Lions produced the shock of the Third Round with a comprehensive 3-0 Emirates FA Cup win against AFC Bournemouth.
Goals from Steve Morison, Shaun Cummings and Shane Ferguson ensured that Millwall booked their place in Monday night's Fourth Round draw - and deservedly so against a Cherries side showing 11 changes to the team that drew with Arsenal in midweek.
"We knew Bournemouth would make changes, they have got a big few games coming up in the Premier League with a very talented squad," Lions boss Chopper told millwallfc.co.uk
"We knew there would be some minutes for other people, but we defended really well as a team and at the right times we were clinical - 3-0 doesn't flatter us. We could've scored more. Some of our play was outstanding.
"My players probably worked a bit harder in training on Thursday and Friday to know how we would nullify their threats. The players didn't quite get it at first and they had to stay a little bit longer on the training pitch.
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"It wasn't that they didn't get it right so come back later. We wanted to get messages across. The higher you go up the divisions the minor details are really important – for example set-plays. We showed that with our first goal."