CONFIDENT Arnaut Danjuma believes his current form should earn him a recall to the Dutch national team, stating: "In my opinion, I’m one of the best strikers of Holland."

The 23-year-old came off the bench on Wednesday night to score the winner for Cherries in their 1-0 victory over Bristol City at Vitality Stadium, which lifts them up to second in the Championship.

It is the third time this season Danjuma has netted for Cherries, with each of the previous two also impressive, match-winning strikes in home games against Blackburn and Norwich.

The former PSV Eindhoven youngster has featured twice for his senior national side, with both his caps to date coming in 2018.

He made his debut under Ronald Koeman against Germany, and scored in his second outing as Netherlands drew with Belgium.

Danjuma has not featured for Holland since, having struggled with injury during his first season at Cherries following his arrival to the Premier League from Club Brugge in August 2019.

It is all change since the forward's last appearance for his country, with Koeman departing to take charge of Barcelona and Frank de Boer stepping up to coach the national side ahead of next summer's European Championship.

Danjuma had eyed a spot in the squad for Euro 2020, which has now been postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. And despite dropping into the second tier with Cherries, he remains confident he can force his way back into contention.

Holland, who have been drawn in a group alongside Ukraine, Austria and either Georgia or North Macedonia at next summer's Euros, have this week named a preliminary 34-man squad for next month's games against Spain, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Poland.

Danjuma has not been included, with forwards such as Ryan Babel, Steven Bergwijn, Memphis Depay, Luuk de Jong, Quincy Promes and Wout Weghorst among the names included in the inflated squad.

Asked if he still sees competing at the Euros as a realistic target, Danjuma told the Daily Echo: "Yeah, definitely. In my opinion, I’m one of the best strikers of Holland.

"I think there is no other Dutch player that has the same quality as me to be fair. Although I play in the Championship, I think that might be an obstacle.

"But on the other hand, with the selection of the previous games, Timothy Krul (of Norwich) got called up and he plays in the Championship as well.

"So I don’t really see it as an obstacle, but you never know what the gaffer thinks. I can just only do my best week in, week out, obviously it’s going well now, and just make sure I get noticed."

Discussing Wednesday's win over Bristol City, which saw Cherries end a run of three consecutive draws, Danjuma said: "It’s very important. It’s to break that cycle of keep drawing, so it was a very important day I think.

"Second in the league now. I think the first place looks better still, but we’ll take it for now! I’m really delighted with the performance of the team."

Discussing the start to the campaign as a whole, Danjuma added: "You can’t really complain if you’re unbeaten, but then again there’s always space to improve.

"There’s always things we can do better and there’s always things we should put our focus on and make sure we get better, especially in the games.

"That’s why I’m really happy we got the win on Wednesday, because it breaks the cycle of just keep drawing and hopefully we are going onto many more wins now."