Salgado calls for reality check

BY foxsports • April 9, 2011

Rovers are currently 14th in the Premier League but only two points outside the bottom three with seven games remaining. However, the club's owners Venky's retain lofty ambitions and are reportedly willing to splash the cash in the summer. Steve Kean has recently confirmed his interest in signing Salgado's former Real Madrid team-mate Ruud Van Nistelrooy but Salgago himself does not think anyone at the club should become distracted. "We've been talking about the brilliance of the future with the new owners and new money to splash. We have to stop doing that and realise we are in the present," said the 34-year-old. "The Premier League is maybe the most demanding in the world. We don't have time to relax and think of the future. "It's a collective mistake, the club, the players, even the fans to some extent. We are all in this together - we need to be humble again and realise our position. "We've been through a lot of changes this season with new owners, then a new manager and new players. "We must start getting results to be safe as quickly as possible. Then we can start talking about big names." There have been sweeping changes at Ewood Park since Venky's arrived in December and Salgado believes it will take time to realise the new owner's vision. For now, however, he is focused on the present. He added: "It's the first year for the new owners and everything takes time. "The most important thing is to come down to earth and realise we're in a fight. "But we don't need to panic. There's 11-12 teams in the same situation and one or two wins can change things."


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