Senesi: I wanted to show what I can do for the team
Source: Bournemouthecho

RECALLED Marcos Senesi admitted he was keen to remind everybody what he can offer after returning to the starting XI against Newcastle United.

Having been a regular starter in the early weeks of the campaign, the 26-year-old found himself out of the team, playing just 50 minutes across four matches, although one game was missed through injury.

Senesi was restored to the line-up on Saturday and shone with a whole-hearted display at centre-back as Cherries beat Newcastle United 2-0 at Vitality Stadium.

Reflecting on the victory, the Argentina international told the Daily Echo: "After the (6-1) defeat against (Manchester) City, I think we had to show something different, a reaction for the fans and we did it.

"I think we have played some good games before, but we couldn't get the result that we wanted.

"(On Saturday) we could do everything. We had a clean sheet, we won, so it's a massive one."

Asked if he felt a point to prove upon returning to the team, selected ahead of Chris Mepham, Senesi added: "It's nice to be back.

"It's nice to play 90 minutes again. After a few games I didn't play, I wanted to show what I can do for the team."

The win over Newcastle was just the second time Cherries have picked up three points in a Premier League match this season, the other coming against newly-promoted Burnley.

Asked how big a confidence boost it will be for the squad to beat a side who compete in the Champions League, Senesi said: "Of course, we have to try and beat any team we play.

"Now we have to take the rest in this break and then next week we have to think about Sheffield (United)."

Cherries go to Bramall Lane on November 25, looking to make it three wins from four in the league.

Discussing the recent upturn in results, Senesi said: "We had some games where we deserved more.

"But this is football. It is moments. (On Saturday) we've beaten one of the top six in the league.

"I think we can beat everyone, but we have to believe in ourselves and keep on going."

Senesi has already played for three different managers at Cherries, signed under Scott Parker before featuring regularly for Gary O'Neil and now Andoni Iraola.

Asked if it has taken time to get used to Iraola's methods, the Concordia-born star said: "No, because we had time to train during the summer, in pre-season.

"Of course when you have a new manager, a new idea of playing, it takes some time.

"Sometimes it is longer, sometimes it is shorter to get the results. But we are on the way."

Senesi, signed for a reported 15million euros from Feyenoord in the summer of 2022, has made 46 appearances for Cherries.