RIVAL manager Mark Warburton believes Cherries are likely to be one of the best footballing sides Brentford will face this season.
Warburton, who guided the Bees to promotion in May, saw the Londoners beaten by Junior Stanislas’s strike at Dean Court on Saturday.
He said: “I thought we were very dominant in the last 30 minutes. The first half was evenly matched and it was two good teams having a go at each other.
“They came out looking for a goal at the start of the second half but we absorbed it and countered really well. We lacked a bit of quality in the final pass but I thought we broke with real purpose.
“We have to learn the margins are fine at this level – one chance, one goal. It was a great response but we should have scored. We were very disappointed not to get at least a point and I thought we showed a lot of people we can compete in this division.
“Bournemouth are a good team. We need to look at them and learn from what they did last season. They had two heavy defeats at Watford and Huddersfield and responded really well. They had a good run and a fantastic finish. They came 10th and it could have been higher. It was a tremendous achievement by Eddie and his players.
“We knew they were a really good football team. But we prepared accordingly and I thought we dealt with it. When we moved the ball, I felt we posed them some real problems.
“They are a very good footballing side and I don’t think we are going to meet many better this season. I hope we showed we can match that and will make a real mark on the division.”