MANAGER Jason Tindall praised the star quality of Arnaut Danjuma and admitted: “I absolutely love him to bits.”

The Cherries boss was speaking after flying Dutchman Danjuma struck a sublime 83rd-minute winner to earn Cherries a 3-2 victory over Championship rivals Blackburn.

It was the winger’s first competitive goal in a Cherries shirt, having also found the net against Benfica and West Ham during pre-season.

Tindall said: “Danjuma’s a great talent. He’s got so much quality and I think that was evident again today. It has been throughout pre-season.

“When you have a player of that quality, it’s important you leave him on the pitch for a long as you can because you know at any moment – give him the ball in the right areas, he’s capable of doing what he did for the winning goal.

“Arnie is a great lad, great character. I absolutely love him to bits and from the Benfica game, to West Ham, to today – he’s produced magic in every game he’s played so far. Long may that continue for us.

“You can see he’s playing with confidence. You can see the quality that he’s got and you can see that when he got himself into that position at that moment he knew what he was doing, he knew what he was going to execute. He executed it perfectly today.”

Cherries struck five at West Ham in a friendly last Saturday, before adding three to their tally against the Lancashire outfit today.

And Tindall is pleased to see his side’s swagger emerge in front of goal.

He said: “I’m not a manager that wants to get my players to sit back behind the ball and defend their own 18-yard box.

“We’ve got so many attacking players and want to get them on the ball higher up the pitch and let them express the talent they’ve got.

“To back up the five goals last weekend with another three goals today is really positive moving forward.”