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Billing happy acting as Bournemouth mentor Anthony and Zemura

Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing has revealed the way he is working with young players at the club.

The Cherries have exciting talents at the club, including youngsters Jaidon Anthony and Jordan Zemura.

Billing has taken on the role of mentor for the duo, with both players helping the team gain promotion to the Premier League last term.

Jokingly called “Uncle Phil" by the two, 26-year-old Billing told the Daily Echo about the nickname: “Yeah, I don't know where it's come from!

“It's just something when they first came through – their first season. I tried to take them under my wing.

“Some big games in the Championship. Tough games in a tough league, so I was just trying to help them and do what I could.

“Us three were enjoying ourselves, playing well together. I think it just came out of that. It got the confidence up.

“They are two unbelievable footballers – they can go a long way, both of them, so they just have to keep working hard."

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