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'It Was Unbelievable' - Mark Travers Delighted After Impressive Premier League Debut

'It Was Unbelievable' -  Mark Travers Delighted After Impressive Premier League Debut

Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers enjoyed a successful Premier League debut keeping a clean sheet and winning Man of the Match for Bournemouth during their 1-0 victory over Spurs.

The 19-year-old made a string of superb saves in the first half. The second was much quieter after Spurs were reduced to nine men with two red cards either side of the break for Son Heung-min and Juan Foyth.

Speaking after the game, the former Shamrock Rovers shot-stopper said he was delighted with how it went.

It was an unbelievable day for me. Something I've worked towards the last few years. To get the opportunity today was just unbelievable especially against a top side like Tottenham. To get the three points as well...

Surprisingly there weren't too many (nerves) I surprised myself. I felt comfortable out there and enjoyed every minute.

It is just the latest step forward for the exciting prospect. Earlier this year, he was included in the Republic of Ireland senior squad by Mick McCarthy alongside Darren Randolph and Keiren Westwood.

On the international front, Travers has represented the Republic of Ireland at under-15, under-16, under-18 and under-19 level.

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Bournemouth captain Simon Francis hailed Travers after the tie: "His career has gone up a level already after this game," he said. "The best thing about him was how he used his feet, some great diagonal balls."

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