CHERRIES starlet Dominic Sadi will continue to keep working hard in order to take any opportunity he gets after his latest appearance for the first team.

Head coach Andoni Iraola handed Sadi his first minutes of the season in the closing stages against Swansea City, Cherries running out 5-0 winners on Thursday evening.

It had been a busy week for the youngster, who scored twice in the development squad’s 5-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, before being called up to Iraola’s first team.

After his escapades with the senior side, he returned to score again for Alan Connell’s young guns in their 4-0 win over Charlton Athletic on Sunday.

The minutes against Swansea represented Sadi’s first senior appearance since facing Everton in the EFL Cup in November 2022.

“It’s probably the life as a young player,” Sadi explained to the Daily Echo.

“Opportunities don't come around every day.

"So I know that games like (against Charlton) or games like against Wolves I tend to battle it out, be the best version of me in those games, to get the opportunities like I did Thursday night.

“You never know. It could happen so soon again.

“It’s just putting 100 per cent in for every game and every session that I go into.

“So when another moment comes, I can take that opportunity again.”

After the final whilst Iraola was seen all smiles whilst embracing Sadi.

Bournemouth Echo: Head coach Andoni Iraola embraces Dominic Sadi after the final whistleAsked what the head coach had discussed with him, the 20-year-old responded: “He was just delighted that I had the opportunity to get on the pitch and get my minutes.

“He had a little joke about the two chances that I could have taken away.

“But he was pleased to see me out there with the first team.

“He knows how much, not just myself, even in the development squad, staff and players, how hard we work here to get results.

“So he's just happy to see those fruits coming to his level and his games and good training with his squad.”

After being released by West Ham, Sadi dropped into non-league with Wingate & Finchley.

He was spotted by Cherries and offered a trial, during which he impressed enough to earn a contract on the south coast.

However, the spell with Wingate & Finchley represents Sadi’s only taste of senior football.

Asked if a loan move was on his mind during the transfer window, Sadi replied: “For me personally, I don't really put that in my head and let that affect my performance.

“So if something comes across and it happens, it happens.

“If not, I'm just here working to make sure I'm a better player.

“If I go, I go. But opportunities come in different places. So whether that's here, I loved to take that here, whether that's someone else, I would love to take it somewhere else.

“So for me, it's just not to put that in my head and just get my head down and work well wherever I am at.”

Sadi featured again as Cherries' development squad lost 3-2 to Millwall at New Cuthbury yesterday.