Monday, 7 May 2012

Steve Kean - Rovers Are Warriors Not Wimps

Steve Kean
STEVE Kean insists his troops are acting like warriors not wimps in their battle for Premier League survival.

The Scot was stung by the criticism of Blackburn's limp performance in the defeat at Spurs last week.

And he has gone on the offensive as Rovers face a fight to retain their top flight status against in-form Wigan tonight.

He said: ``To even suggest we have players that don't care about any game is nothing short of nonsense.

``People have to realise we have players here who's Achilles tendon or knee might be screaming but they are still putting in a shift. They are in pain and playing through it.

``So for people to say we are not trying hurts, because these boys have nothing left. We are stretching ever sinew to try and make sure we get points.

``There are a number of players going out there injured. There is Yakubu who has damaged the patella in his knee.

``There is Gael Givet who took painkilling injections at half-time at Spurs and it took 20 minutes to kick in.

``Nobody wanted to come off the pitch. That is why it hurt us that people would suggest that we didn't care and we didn't have a go. Of course we care.''

That defeat at White Hart Lane has left Blackburn in a perilous position though and Kean recently held crisis talks with his senior players to try and stiffen their resolve.

He wants them to help the club's talented youngsters get through their nerve-wracking night.

He added: ``I had a chat with all the senior players last week and they are all ready to roll their sleeves up and have a go.

`` We want leaders like Paul Robinson. He is a good captain. If you think back to the game at Wigan he threw himself up front at the end and got six stitches in his head winning a penalty that got us a draw.''

Robinson and his pals have been urged to go for the jugular from the off to try and keep the volatile Ewood Park crowd on their side and Kean's back.

Kean added: ``We have to get out there and try and score the first goal.

``We have to show the form we showed against Sunderland and Norwich, in those recent games we have had at Ewood the crowd were behind us from the first minute.

``It is about us giving the fans something to shout about from the first minute by being positive.''

No comments:

Post a Comment