DETERMINED Philip Billing insisted he was “pushing myself to be even better” as he heads into 2022 with Cherries.

The Dane played 49 games at club level across the entirety of 2021, scoring 15 goals in the process.

Billing thrived in a more advanced role under Jonathan Woodgate at the Dorset club last season – helping Cherries reach the Championship play-off semi-finals.

He has continued his impressive displays with head coach Scott Parker this campaign.

Only top-scorer Dominic Solanke has netted more frequently than the Cherries midfielder.

Asked what he wanted to bring into 2022, Billing told the Daily Echo: “Just keep enjoying my football. That’s the main thing for me – enjoying my football.

“I know I play my best when I do that. I’m pushing myself to be even better because I know the level I can go to.

“It’s just about taking those small steps, keep working hard and you know if I can score more goals and get assists, consistency is a big thing I want to work on.

“It’s getting better already – but keep being consistent and you’ll perform in games.

“It’s the Championship, games come quick and fast, so you have to be ready mentally for every game.

“That’s the biggest thing for myself, just keep going.”

Cherries’ Championship clash with Peterborough United, scheduled for Monday night, was postponed due to a COVID outbreak among the Dorset outfit.

At the time of writing, they are set to be back in action in the FA Cup third round at Yeovil Town on Saturday (5.45pm).