ARNAUT Danjuma admitted he felt the late fracas between Cherries’ and Watford on Saturday “became a bit too much” and added: “You should be able to control your emotions.”

Danjuma fired the decisive goal as Jonathan Woodgate’s side got the better of the Hornets 1-0 in a feisty affair at Vitality Stadium.

Prior to the opening goal, Cherries midfielder Jefferson Lerma went to ground after being swatted away by Nathaniel Chalobah – after the pair had competed for the ball from a throw-in.

Dutchman Danjuma netted after the resulting free-kick went Cherries’ way following the flashpoint.

The contest then erupted late on when Joao Pedro slid in on Lerma and earned a second caution.

A brawl ensued in the aftermath with Cherries star Jack Wilshere also given a second booking following an altercation with Watford skipper Tom Cleverley.

Giving his take on the incidents, goalscorer Danjuma said: “I think Jeff and Chalobah, they were a bit on to each other.

“That’s football, it’s passion, it happens. Although, I think it became a bit too much in my personal opinion.

“On the pitch it’s principles over feelings. I don’t think it should get to pushing each other and fighting.

“I think it’s always the responsibility of the players themselves. You should be able to control your emotions.

“Football is passionate in the end, so I can understand it, but on the other hand I don’t think it should get to the extent of where it went.

“Pushing, red cards, yellow cards – it’s all unnecessary.

“We got a red card as well – it’s not beneficial to the team, it’s not beneficial to you as a player – just make sure you win the game and move on to the next.

“The best way to beat them is to make sure we win the game and that’s what we did, so it’s all we could have done.”

Victory over the Hornets sent Cherries back into the top six of the Championship and ended a run of two straight defeats.

And Danjuma, who was recalled to Woodgate’s starting XI, insisted it was vital to set a marker down to the rest of the division.

“It was very important to win this game just to prove that we are still up there,” added the 24-year-old.

“We are back into the top six again. Obviously we haven’t been performing recently as we should.

“In all honestly, I think I could have performed better recently.

“It was a very important game especially against Watford as well. They were relegated (last season), we were relegated, so it’s a top game.

“It’s good to show the world, show the league, show everyone that we are still capable of what we can do.”