MARCUS Tavernier feels Cherries “can go to a really good place” in the Premier League after starting to truly understand the demands of Andoni Iraola’s tactical system.

The winger opened his goalscoring account for the campaign with two goals during Cherries’ 3-1 win over Sheffield United at the weekend, with Justin Kluivert also bagging his maiden league goal of the season.

After taking 10 matches to record a league win, Cherries have now picked up nine points from their previous four games, seeing them create a gap of seven points between themselves and the relegation spots.

Tavernier feels that the improvement in form stems from the playing staff finally getting to grips with Iraola’s tactics, the Basque boss being installed in the summer as a replacement for Gary O’Neil.

The 24-year-old told the Daily Echo: “I feel like you can see now that we're starting to really take what the manager's been saying, because I feel like beforehand it was just down to us players, that weren't doing the key specific things that he is asking for.

“But we've been working on that in training so much, and you can finally see that in the games now and what we're producing.

“I mean, we knew at the start of season, we weren't good enough and we weren't playing in the way we wanted to.

"We're starting to do that now, and we’re starting to show everyone what we can do in this league.

“I think we can go to a really good place.

“I mean, we're starting to show that we can put the ball back in the net, whereas before we weren't creating too much chances and I feel like we were relying on Dom a little bit too much.

“But I think you can see now that the goals are getting spread a bit more, and we're starting to do well in the final third, but we can be better and hopefully we can show that to you guys in the future.”

Discussing the Sheffield United game, Tavernier continued: “I feel like we pushed out there. I mean, I feel like in a sense we just played well in every part of the game.

“The defence and midfielders were tremendous. They set the tone early on and gave us forward players a license to go be creative in the final third. And that's all we can ask for.

“That's what we did. And we created loads of chances. We probably can be a bit critical in saying that we didn't score enough, but overall we can be happy with the performance.”