BOSS Eddie Howe heaped praise on Premier League debutant Mark Travers and insisted: “He played like it was a training session.”

The 19-year-old stopper pulled off several quality saves during his side’s dramatic 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Vitality Stadium.

Nathan Ake’s late header earned Cherries all three points after Son Heung-Min and Juan Foyth were dismissed to leave the visitors with nine men.

Prior to lining up against Spurs, Travers’s last taste of senior football came on loan Southern League South Weymouth – he featured at Gosport Borough in front of a crowd of 418.

Going from step seven of the English football pyramid to the top flight, he became the youngest Premier League debutant goalkeeper since Joe Hart in 2006.

Assessing the Irish stopper’s performance, Howe said: “It was a great display from him and he is someone we really do believe in.

“He’s got a great temperament, great attitude to the game and he played today like it was a training session, that’s a huge compliment.

“He had real confidence with his feet, he kicked the ball well. He obviously made the saves that he made but it was his all-round game management that was hugely impressive.

“It’s slightly unusual that he has not been out on loan to experience League One, League Two, a League Cup game or anything. That was a risk we took but, for me (I was) going on his training and how he had conducted himself all season.

“The club that we are we have to give young players opportunities. We have to develop players this way.

“The only way you are going to do that is to play them. That’s why we decided to do what we did.”