Billing brimming with confidence
Bournemouth's Philip Billing is bursting with positivity as the Cherries prepare to begin their Championship play-off campaign on Monday, at home to Brentford.
The Cherries are 2.60 to establish a first-leg advantage against Brentford, who are 2.87 to win at Dean Court, while the draw is available at 3.10.
Going into the season, the goal was to get promotion.Philip Billing
Bournemouth finished ten points behind the Bees in the 46-game regular season as Jonathan Woodgate's side claimed sixth place, but Billing - who scored eight goals for the South Coast outfit - believes they can join Norwich City and Watford in making an immediate return to the Premier League.
Bournemouth lost their final three games of the season, including a 1-0 home defeat to their semi-final opponents on 24th April, but they had won their six previous games before that run so the Denmark international believes they can rediscover their goalscoring touch.
Brentford will be looking to go one better than last season when they were beaten by Fulham in the Wembley final.
Billing said: "We have picked it up now and going into the play-offs. I'm so confident that we can go all the way, without being too confident, but looking at how we have been playing and how I know we can play.
"I feel like, when we play like that, we are the best team in the Championship. (But) all the teams are going to be up for it, I'm sure, so that's why it's going to be exciting to see.
"Going into the season, the goal was to get promotion. If you look at our squad, it's very talented and probably still a Premier League squad."