UK time is: 01:30:53
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Santa Cruz: Win Gives Us A Chance To Keep Fighting

Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa has admitted that at half time Rovers didn't look like beating Portsmouth, but the half time break saw things changed before he scored the winning goal.

Rovers were like a different team in the second half at Fratton Park on Sunday afternoon according to Santa Cruz and this eventually enabled him to score the winning goal to earn Rovers a MUCH needed three points.

Santa Cruz told Sky Sports: "I think we saw how the game was, we hadn't played well enough to win the game.

"I think we went in (at half-time) and remembered we're playing for a lot of things today and then we were a different team.

"It was nice play by Morten (Gamst Pedersen), me and Robbo and I think it was a great finish as well
."

The goal leaves Rovers with a chance (albeit an outside chance) of qualifying for the UEFA Cup next season, and this pleases the Paraguayan International.

He added: "It gives us chance to keep fighting for a place in Europe and we will until the end.

"It was our main business for this season. It's nice in the last two games that we still have something to fight for
."


NOT REGISTERED TO VITAL BLACKBURN? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR! Register by clicking here.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 28 2008

Time: 7:05PM

Your Comments

We had a good game plan on Sunday, making some adjustments in the second half which made the difference. It is looking VERY tough for us to make the Intertoto Cup spot now but at least we've given ourselves a chance, we couldn't have asked for anything more than victory and we got it.
Hughes Da Man
nice of him to acknowledge that it was a good finish! we played well and took one of our chances, a good three points
durks de rover
You might still go to Europe so keep fighting!
Fan of Blues
You tend to do to us what we have already done to you. Fair play you took the chance & we didn't take ours.
storagematt
The team needs to be saying we're going out to win the last two games regardless... If Villa win and it's impossible for us to qualify we should still be going out to win - the higher our position the more money the club makes which means a healthier transfer budget.
FreidelNo.1
Come what may we have to keep fighting on, and Sparky WILL make sure the lads do.
Hughes Da Man
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Blackburn Rovers Articles

Blackburn MotM v Charlton? (Monday December 22 2014)

Bowyer: The Players Were Excellent (Monday December 22 2014)

O'Sullivan Returns To Rovers (Monday December 22 2014)

Rhodes at the Double! (Sunday December 21 2014)

Rovers: Preview Charlton (h) (Saturday December 20 2014)

Rhodes Confident Of Christmas Cheer (Saturday December 20 2014)

Bowyer: We Move On (Saturday December 20 2014)

Rovers Sign Teenager (Saturday December 20 2014)

Archived Blackburn Rovers Articles

List All Vital Blackburn Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Walker 22
2. dallydally 15
3. roverjoy 9
4. rovers2011 7
5. Sasman! 6
6. rover50 3
7. Rye of the Rovers 2
8. felling2 2
9. archery 2

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
5. Derby County 22 11 6 5 17 39
6. Watford 22 11 5 6 16 38
7. Norwich 22 9 7 6 11 34
8. Blackburn 22 9 7 6 3 34
9. Forest 22 7 10 5 5 31
10. Wolves 22 8 7 7 -7 31
11. Cardiff 22 8 6 8 -1 30

Breaking League News

Pudil & Abdi Praise the Fans
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:25:00
Jokanovic - We Played Like A Team
Watford : 22/12/2014 22:16:00
Holloway On Penalty & January Plans
Millwall : 22/12/2014 22:03:00
Holloway Remains Positive
Millwall : 22/12/2014 21:56:00
Watt About Our New Striker?
Charlton : 22/12/2014 21:49:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Blackburn Rovers Man of the Match v Charlton Athletic?
Suggested By:  Walker
Steele 2%
Baptiste 0%
Hanley 0%
Duffy 7%
Olsson 0%
Tunnicliffe 14%
Evans 0%
Lowe (Off 49) 42%
Marshall (Off 76) 0%
Gestede (Off 76 0%
Rhodes 28%
Substitute: Williamson (On 49) 0%
Substitute: Dunn (On 76) 7%
Substitute: King (On 76) 0%