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Di Santo takes swipe at Rovers

Di Santo takes swipe at Rovers

Chelsea striker Franco Di Santo has taken a parting shot at Blackburn Rovers after he spent a season on loan here at Ewood Park.

Di Santo was a hit at first in East Lancashire, but after a poor run of not scoring was left floundering on the bench/in the reserves.

At first, Di Santo was full of praise for Rovers - even at one time suggesting he would like them to beat Chelsea.

But after his spell of being out of the first team, he has reversed like a Ford Focus and complained about Rovers being a mid-table club and about being a lone striker.

Franco, speaking to an Argentine press conference said - "People at Chelsea were angered by the fact that I wasn`t playing regularly."

"When you do not have a chance to score when playing at the front of a one-man attack, and you fight and fight, it is difficult for any striker."

"We can not compare Blackburn, which is just a mid-table club, to a Chelsea side that has the best players in the world."

Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I think this is just sour grapes from Di Santo.

We cannot compare Chelsea to ourselves favourably in terms of league position but we can compare them as follows -

* Blackburn knock Chelsea out of League Cup on penalties after 3-3 draw.

* Blackburn draw 1-1 with Chelsea in the league at Ewood Park after a teenage rookie marks Drogba out of the game.

Goodbye Franco, please remember to have a little dignity.

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Writer:Mikey Delap
Date:Thursday May 20 2010
Time: 12:04PM

Comments

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sour grapes or valid point?
Mikey Delap
20/05/2010 12:05:00
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Or both...
ArsenalRob
20/05/2010 12:14:00
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Supporting the other blue I have been worried about the development of Franco. He did show a lot of potential but it takes some time to get used to our way of playing. For me he has had enough time to show that he can succeed. Sitting on the bench should motive you double to make the team. Perhaps he should move on as if there is no place in an other team at the same level then a move abroad could be the answer.
1970Blue
20/05/2010 12:46:00
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Di Santo had his chances to score, he just couldn't hit the target. I think this is less of a dig at Blackburn and more of excuse to try and retain his reputation as 'one for the future'! A great striker should be effective no matter what formation he plays in....
Goneroverboard
20/05/2010 12:46:00
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Didn't Drogba score the opening goal in that game?
Carefree2010
20/05/2010 12:49:00
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He did yes but did you try watching the other 84 minutes?
Mikey Delap
20/05/2010 13:25:00
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I sure did, and will confess your lad (is his name Phil Jones?) had him in his pocket for the rest of the game! That being said, as he got on the score sheet describing him as being marked oout the game seems a little harsh!
Carefree2010
20/05/2010 13:32:00
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All I remember of Di Santo was when he got a one on one he would always, and I mean always, smash it straight at the keeper. He is such a bad finisher, although he has a great work rate. Anyway he scored one goal all season which is a terrible return considering the number of games played.
Durks
20/05/2010 13:55:00
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he's just bitter for missing out on being a league champion.
DommyWalker
20/05/2010 14:04:00
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true carefree... but you know, I am allowed to be as childish as Di Santo from time to time!!! ha ha!
Mikey Delap
20/05/2010 14:15:00
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