Kieffer Moore explains the background to the Premier League dream with AFC Bournemouth

Kieffer Moore has had no conventional route to the top tier of English football and could play at a World Cup in the same season as his Premier League debut.

Moore made some crucial contributions in the finals of the campaign for Bournemouth and is currently preparing to feature in the Wales World Cup play-off qualifier against either Scotland or Ukraine.

The 29-year-old has had an incredible journey through the EFL, even leaving Yeovil Town for Viking, the Norwegian top flight club, in the summer of 2015.

Moore reflected on some key moments and his rollercoaster experience as he spoke to WalesOnline.

He said: “I scored to take Bournemouth back to the Premier League and I definitely have dreams of scoring the winner to take Wales to the World Cup.

“I’m very, very happy to be able to play in this game.

“I’ve always had that belief and confidence in myself to get where I am today.

“I felt like I had an opportunity in the EFL, then I played in the league, played in the premier league and then I went to Norway and found my way out of the Football League.

“At that point, I felt like I still had a chance, albeit a second chance, but I was adamant that if I got a second chance like I did the first time, I wouldn’t pass it up have done.”

Wales could be favorites to advance given the way they got past Austria in the last qualifying round and Moore would be a national hero if he could score the goal that takes them to Qatar.

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It’s a truly inspirational story, Kieffer Moore’s rise to become one of the most feared forwards in the EFL, even at 29 it feels like he has at least three seasons left at his peak and hopefully he can stay fit to do so Making names in the Premier League with the Cherries next term.

Scott Parker faces an interesting dilemma in the new season, with Dominic Solanke and Moore vying for a spot on the team.

Solanke scored 30 goals in all competitions in 2021/22 and will likely be first choice for that reason, but the 24-year-old was previously limited in the top flight where Moore Parker offers an unknown quantity to turn to.

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