Martin O’Neill is confident that Harry Arter won’t get carried away with all the praise he is receiving.
The Irish international has been in excellent form for Bournemouth in the Premier League, and has been lauded by fans and pundits alike.
Jamie Redknapp recently described Arter’s man of the match performance against Spurs as “the best midfield performance I’ve seen all season.”
However, O’Neill is confident the 26 year old will keep his feet on the ground.
“Harry is a fine player and he’s been plagued by a number of injuries which have prevented him from playing for us competitively,” the Irish boss said.
“He’s forging a path again which is good and, if he can stay clear of injury, it would be great for us.
“I watched him against Watford and I told him that it wasn’t his best game.
“Sometimes people get a wee bit carried away. Thankfully, Harry isn’t getting carried away with all the accolades being bestowed on him.
“He’s doing really well and anybody playing at what you would call the highest club level can only be good news for us.
“That’s because, in that situation, the step up to international football I’ve spoken about is not severe.”
Arter is expected to fill the midfield void left by James McCarthy’s injury, and the Cherries midfielder is in line to make his first competitive start for Ireland in Vienna.