ARNAUT Danjuma dedicated his first competitive Cherries goal to his parents, adding: "They are my heroes."

Danjuma has enjoyed life so far under new boss Jason Tindall, finding the net in both pre-season friendlies against Benfica and West Ham United, before his late winner in Saturday's Championship opener against Blackburn Rovers.

With the score locked at 2-2 at Vitality Stadium, Danjuma cut in from the left and arrowed a superb strike into the top corner to seal a 3-2 victory.

Asked if there was anyone he would like to dedicate the goal to, the 23-year-old told the Daily Echo: "If there's anyone I should dedicate it to it's my parents. They are my heroes.

"I'll do everything for them and everything I do in life is for them. So if there is anyone I should dedicate my goal to, it's for them."

And the Netherlands international admitted his phone was filled with notifications when he turned it back on after Saturday's win.

"I got a lot of messages," he said.

"Obviously it's lovely. The people that supported me always since way back are still here for me and that means a lot to me."

Danjuma joined Cherries from Club Brugge for £13.7million last summer.

He was restricted to 14 games in the Premier League last season after suffering with two separate foot injuries.