Eddie Howe has praised Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser and says he should take his rough treatment by rival players as a positive sign.
The Scotland international has been on the receiving end of a number of hefty challenges this season and is one of the most fouled players in the Premier League.
Howe says he should see this as a positive sign that he is doing his job properly and take it as a compliment.
Howe told the Daily Echo: “He was never going to be big in his age group coming through the youth system. “He has developed a resilience that he is able to just analyse it for what it is.
“It is actually a strength, it is people giving you respect – they are trying to kick you out of the game. “It is a positive sign and that is how he looks at it, which has been healthy for him because if he didn’t then it could be soul destroying. “He has taken a few knocks but sees that as, in part, he is winning the battle.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.