Yordi happy but missing Spain
By Adam Marshall & Miguel Garcia
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Real Zaragoza hit-man is on loan with Graeme Souness's side, and scored his first goal in English football during the priceless 2-0 win over Southampton on Easter Monday evening.
Souness is impressed with the burly attacker, who played with six stitches in a head wound.
"I want to win in life," Yordi revealed. "I want to play and to score many goals.
"I remember Spain, the family, Cadiz. The light, the shrimps, the joy, and now I am going to be a father.
"The English are very different to us, but they treat me wonderfully and their football comes naturally to me.
"Blackburn is small, grey, an industrial city. For that reason, I live in Manchester. It takes 40 minutes to get to training but it's fine.
"They don't understand me and I don't understand them as I survive with the English I learnt at school."
Yordi admits to missing his homeland, although there is the possibility that Rovers will take up their option to sign him permanently at the end of the season.
"Zaragoza's situation is bad but they are going to stay up, surely," he told AS.
"I never understood my situation there. With Rojo I did not have problems. I played and scored goals, but Luis Costa arrived and they showed me the door.
"They left me on the sidelines and I looked for life.
"I am very well now. Souness signed me and he plays me. Here the treatment is more personal and more warm.
"Sure, Spain is Spain and I would like to return but..."
Souness said after the win against Southampton, one of his former clubs: "I was very pleased for Yordi.
"You saw from the celebrations how popular he is with the rest of the lads.
"He had a nasty gash on his temple, which can be a dangerous one, but he was determined to play."