Rochina happy with improvement

Rochina joined the Barca youth system at the age of 13 and spent

seven years progressing through the ranks with the Catalan club. He

is grateful for everything Barca did for him but feels he has

improved considerably over the past ten months after making the

move to Ewood Park. The Spanish striker, now 20, is happy to

experience a different style of football and be playing more

regularly in the Premier League. “Yes I am a better player now. Of

course I am. When you play in the Premier League you take the

experience. I am a better player now than I was before,” Rochina

told the Lancashire Telegraph. “I am very happy that I am here and

the most important thing is the team and that I do my best to help

Blackburn Rovers. I am very much enjoying it here. “It is hard. The

Premier League is a hard league but I am working hard every

training and every game. There is more running now than when I was

at Barcelona – too much more. “When I was at Barcelona we usually

had 70 per cent possession of the ball, but not here. But I like

the difference, it is no problem for me. “I spend more time in

defence, especially against the good teams but I think when we play

teams on another level it is different because we will have more

possession of the ball.” Blackburn are currently languishing

towards the bottom of the table and Rochina feels they have been

unfortunate at times this season, while he is determined to take at

least six points from upcoming fixtures against Wigan, Stoke and

Swansea. “In Barcelona usually you must win every game,” he said.

“But in England it is a difficult league, all the teams are very

good teams and have very good players. “This is unlucky for us this

season. The most important thing is keep going and maybe try to win

a minimum of two out of the next three games.”