JOSE IZQUIERDO reckons his countrymen missed him leading Bournemouth a merry dance.

But he has rated his goal-making display at the Amex as his best yet for Albion.

The Colombian wideman set up both strikes for his side in a 2-2 draw but was twice denied by Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic.

He rued two points dropped but told The Argus: “Personally. I think it was a positive afternoon.

“I got a lot of confidence, to start the five months that are coming and the games coming up.

“Since I signed here this was my best game and it is good for my confidence.”

The televised game kicked off at 7.30am in Colombia and Izquierdo, pictured, joked: “I don’t think anybody there watched me, especially as it’s January 1.

“I think they were still out dancing and partying. The party wasn’t over in Colombia!”

Glenn Murray, teed up by Izquierdo for his side’s second goal, praised the winger’s efforts.

Murray said: “I think he offered us a little bit of width and running beyond. He got a lot of joy down that left side.

“He created himself a couple of opportunities and obviously he created a goal for me as well.

“He is going to get away like that quite a few times. I’ve got to get up there as an option. If he takes that option I will always try and break my neck to be there. If he doesn’t, hopefully he will score.”