Benni: Every Game like a Cup Final
Since arriving at Blackburn Rovers in the summer Benni McCarthy has performed admirably; even if at time people weren't totally convinced. In recent weeks any doubts have been put to one side as he's shown just how important he is to the side even if he doesn`t score.
The South African, who has scored nine goals (six in the Premiership) since his arrival has admitted that coming to terms with the physical nature and intensity of the Premiership is hard though. When speaking on www.fifa.com Benni said:
"It's so physically demanding and every game is like a cup final"
"I've played in Holland, I've played in Spain, I've played in Portugal, and not every game is so fast and so difficult.
"Even if you're playing against the bottom team in the league, it's as difficult as playing Manchester United, Arsenal or Chelsea.
"In Holland, Spain and Portugal only a few teams made you really work hard and concentrate for 90 minutes. Here you have to be in top form in every game."
It is true that the Premiership is hard to come to terms with as it is far more physical and much faster than many other European Leagues, this is what separates the men from the boys and Benni seems destined to succeed where others, including a certain £30 million man at Chelsea seem like failing…
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