Rochina happy with improvement

BY foxsports • November 9, 2011

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."


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