ANDONI Iraola says Dominic Solanke is “doing all the good things” after his match-winning brace against Newcastle United, adding: “It is a pleasure to have him up front.”

Solanke struck both goals as Cherries eased to a 2-0 victory over Eddie Howe’s Magpies, a result which lifts Iraola’s men out of the Premier League relegation zone.

Reflecting on the 26-year-old’s performance, Iraola told the Daily Echo: “Dom has been really good for us, since the beginning of the season.

“He is doing all the good things, on the ball, off the ball.

“I think he helps his teammates a lot. He also has a clear mind, because he missed a couple of chances in the first half.

“Sometimes when strikers miss chances they start overthinking and I think he continued playing the same way, knowing that it’s what I have to do, I will score or I will not, but the team needs me and for us it is a pleasure to have him up front.”

Solanke has now taken his Premier League goals tally to six for the season, matching his best ever top-flight total from the 2022-23 campaign.

Asked how many goals Solanke could reach this season, Iraola replied: “I don’t know. I don’t want to put him under that pressure.

“I think he gives us a lot of things. Even if he doesn’t score, he is giving us a lot of things.

“I don’t care if Dom scores, Ant (Semenyo) scores, Justin (Kluivert), whoever.

“I think we have to see we are creating chances. I think it is difficult for me to choose the players that are starting and coming from the bench.

“Especially up front and on the wings we have options. But I don’t want to put pressure on Dom.

“He is giving us a lot of things.

“I think if he continues playing the same way, he will score a lot more.”