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Benik Afobe happy with 'clinical' display

Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe felt his finishing in the Under-21s' Premier League Cup win over Norwich was "clinical".

The Cherries hitman bagged a hat-trick in the second string's 3-2 home win over the Canaries Under-21s on Thursday afternoon, having requested more game-time to sharpen himself up.

Afobe came off the bench during the Cherries' 0-0 draw against Leicester at the weekend and felt that he needed more action.

After the game, he told the Daily Echo, "Finishing is finishing, whether it's training, a reserves game or a first-team game.

"You always want to finish the chances you get. I had three chances and scored three so it was a clinical performance.

"The game was for fitness. I asked if I could get a run-out and they thought about it and said 'as long as you want to'.

"I knew that having chosen to play, I had to play properly. Sometimes in football, you see first-team players come down to this level and sack it off, but I knew I had to give 100 per cent.

"I'm just delighted that I got something out of it with the goals and 90 minutes."

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