Salgado happy with Rovers choice

Veteran former Spain defender Michel Salgado is happy that he made the right decision in quitting Real Madrid last summer to head to England to join Blackburn Rovers.

The 34-year-old right-back has adapted well to English football and is content that he has breathed new life into the closing stages of his career.

He said:"My friends come here from Spain and after a match they say 'it's fantastic'. Maybe it's not as high a quality game, but it's really exciting, the tempo.

"You never up until the last minute. It's a new experience, but it's a great experience.

"It was a risk to come here because we could have been relegated, but I like taking risks. Now I know I did the right thing.

"It's strange at first because I used to play for a club where you only can win, you can only be first in the table.

"Here we are battling for each point, but that's great. People ask how can you sign for a mid-table team like Blackburn and my answer after seven months is easy – I'm enjoying football and this is an historic club in England.

"At Real Madrid, at my age, 34, I could only enjoy football being on the bench or being important in the dressing room and a few games, but not as a regular.

"That's what's most important, being a regular."

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