Bournemouth: Jonathan Woodgate praises Arnaut Danjuma

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Bournemouth manager Jonathan Woodgate has been speaking on the latest instalment of the Official EFL podcast, where he showered Arnaut Danjuma in praise. 

The 24-year-old winger has been in inspired form for the Cherries this season, bagging 13 goals and providing six assists in 29 Championship appearances.

Danjuma’s impressive performances have helped the south coast club go on a five-game winning run in the league and move them into the play-off positions.

The Netherlands international has really hit top gear in recent weeks, recording six strikes and setting up a further four in his last seven outings, leading to a glowing review from Woodgate.

He said: “Yeah, he’s an exceptional player, in a really good place at the minute, Arnie. He’s another one who I’ve always done a lot of work on him at his previous clubs, so I knew all about him coming into this role, I knew what type of player he was.

“I know last season that he didn’t really get a run in the Premier League and he maybe found it a bit difficult to get game time, but this season he’s been outstanding. I can only talk of what he’s done under my reign, but at the minute, he’s playing some exceptional football, and what else he is doing is working for the team.

“He made an unbelievable run for one of the goals, I showed him that, but then I showed him what he did winning the ball back, when he had to sprint 50 yards and get the ball back. That’s what makes a really good player, for me, getting that work rate in because we know, with the ball his feet, he’s a top player. Can he do the rest going the other way? And he’s starting to show that now, so yeah, he’s doing well.”

TIF Thoughts on Danjuma…

The former Club Brugge man found life tough in his first season on English shores and made just six Premier League starts in 2019/20 after being sidelined for large periods through injury.

However, Danjuma is certainly making up for lost time and is showing his true potential at the Vitality Stadium this time around, and the £10.8m rated man (as per Transfermarkt) could provide the spark to earn Bournemouth an instant return to the top flight.

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