BOSS Scott Parker said he could start to see aspects of Cherries’ game he wanted to become “habits” despite the Dorset club falling to a 2-1 friendly defeat to Granada.

A first-half goal from Dominic Solanke proved not enough for Cherries against the La Liga side, who were quarter-finalists in last season’s Europa League.

But despite seeing his charges round off their Spanish training camp with a defeat, Parker was happy with the display.

He told afcbTV: “These games are vitally important for us. One (thing) of course first and foremost is fitness.

“But the other side is seeing things in our game, which we want to try to make become habits and we are seeing that, to be fair. I was pleased overall.”

Solanke’s second strike in Spain came following a measured through ball from youngster Jaidon Anthony.

The talented winger, who made his Cherries debut on his 21st birthday under Jason Tindall last season, has impressed during the pre-season period.

Parker said: “It was a lovely goal.

“Two bits of quality and then Dom’s got the composure to round the keeper and then finish it off.

“Prior to that to be honest with you, (there were) some big chances really and just the final touches or the final ball was the difference. It was a good goal we scored.”

He added: “I was very pleased. I thought first half we were exceptional.

“I liked us for large parts of the first half, really created some big chances – energy about us, a real demeanour about us which I really liked.

“The goal came from nothing. We probably tired a little tiny bit towards the end of the first half but overall, the first-half performance I was delighted with.

“Second half, we came out and we were a little bit sluggish, the momentum of the game changed a little bit and after we then made the changes, we got a foothold again.”

Cherries are set to take on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly on July 27.