AFC Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser was delighted to make his Premier League debut against West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium.
The Scotland Under 21’s international was somewhat of a surprise inclusion in the starting XI, he was the only change to the team that lost to Manchester United, stepping in to replace the injured Lewis Cook.
His selection saw a change in system from a variant of 4-3-3 to a variant of 4-4-2, with Fraser picked ahead of other wingers such as Maxi Gradel.
Due to injury and a loan spell in the Championship with Ipswich Town, it was also the first time Fraser had pulled on an AFC Bournemouth shirt in almost a year and a half.
Fraser told the Daily Echo…
“I made my Premier League debut but we lost the game. There are highs and lows in football but, for me personally, it was a good day…’
‘…When I was a kid watching Match of the Day, I always hoped I might get to play in the Premier League. You always have doubts but now I have finally done it, nobody can take it away from me.
“It was probably the happiest moment of my life. It is one I will cherish forever but it is behind me now.
“I just want to make as much of it as I can, I want to score as many goals as I can, help Bournemouth and then see where it goes…’
Fraser played ok and should get a couple more games to settle in and get up to speed. – Join the conversation here.
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