AFC BOURNEMOUTH attacker Justin Kluivert pledged that his side will give their all to secure a top 10 finish in the Premier League this season.

Heading into the final game of the season, Cherries are level on points with 10th placed Brighton & Hove Albion.

Brighton enjoy a game in hand over Cherries, hosting Chelsea tomorrow evening (7.45pm).

Coincidentally, Cherries’ next opponents are also Chelsea, with Andoni Iraola’s charges travelling to Stamford Bridge on Sunday to round out the 2023/24 campaign.

On the final day Manchester United travel to the south coast to face Brighton, with both the Red Devils and Chelsea battling for European qualification.

Cherries’ hopes of a top-half finish were dented by a 2-1 defeat at home to Brentford in their final match at Vitality Stadium this season.

Kluivert began: “It was a pity that we lost, because the top 10 is something that we really want to achieve.

“We have still one game left, so who knows what's going to happen.

“It's still our goal.

“I'm still proud of the team even if we will not reach it, maybe, but that is our goal and that's what we want to achieve.

“So we have one game left and we need to give it our all.

“It means also something for next year, I think like a good spirit and the way we want to go.

“So I think we showed that this year a lot.

“And I think we can grow even a lot more.

“I can't wait to hopefully show that next season here.”

Discussing the Brentford game, Kluivert told the Daily Echo: “It was a bit frustrating.

“Of course, you want to end up the season (at home) with the win, and we could have fulfilled that dream.

“So, unlucky.

“But, overall, proud of the guys, for the season, for sure.”

Referee Matt Donohue struggled in his first game as a Premier League referee, cancelling out two goals for Cherries before awarding a penalty to Brentford that was eventually overturned by VAR.

“This is something like the VAR, one time it was for us, one time for them,” continued Kluivert.

“Because he whistled for the penalty and then he gave it to us again.

“So, it's not only against us, but you always feel like, if you ask everybody, it's always against you!

“But that's easy to say, but, it's difficult for the ref also.

“I heard this is his first Premier League game, so I understand it's tough on him.”