Big spending Manchester City are crystal clear on Blackburn’s approach to their Premier League fixture this weekend.
Blackburn welcome former manager Mark Hughes and his newly recruited squad to Ewood Park this weekend. The football world will be watching to see how Man City’s £100 million of new talent perform against a gritty Blackburn Rovers.
Although not needed, the tie has been further intensified by Blackburn midfielder Richard Dunn openly stating that his side’s tactic will be to kick lumps out of their opposition.
' It’s important we do our best and kick lumps out of them – fairly of course.
We have to be very strong and organised and the main thing is we will have to be really aggressive against them and knock them about a bit. That’s what the manager will be asking from our lads. We have to make Ewood Park a place no-one wants to come to again.
I think it is a good time to play City. Unfortunately we don’t have the same resources. But what we do have is an even level on that pitch and as soon as the lads cross the white line the money doesn’t really matter. It’s about how much you want it.
Whilst Dunn’s comments were over aggressive, the underlying fact is that he and his team mates will likely have added enthusiasm to upset a club that has so openly been spending so much cash. City will have to get used to that and quickly if they intend to claim the success they think they have bought.