Savage thrilled with Euro run
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Robbie Savage has said he is loving every minute of Blackburn's Uefa Cup adventure.
Robbie Savage has declared that he is loving every minute of Blackburn's Uefa Cup run.
The Welsh midfielder played a key role for Rovers as they secured their place in the knockout stages of the competition with a 0-0 draw in Feyenoord on Thursday.
Savage just failed to grab a winner late on but was nevertheless thrilled to see Blackburn's European adventure continue.
"The UEFA Cup has come late in my career so I am enjoying every moment," the 32-year-old told BBC Radio Lancashire.
"It is unbelievable really we have qualified for the next stage with a game to spare.
"To come to Feyenoord, who have a lot of European experience, and be the better team is a credit to how far we have come under the manager (Mark Hughes).
"We dominated the game for long periods and they never put us under any sustained pressure.
"The Dutch press had been calling me a headless chicken. It would have been nice to score, so I could have done the chicken dance."
Blackburn can now concentrate on domestic matters, and ending a winless streak that stretches back six games in The Premiership.
"The focus is to climb the Premiership table as we have stuttered a bit lately," Savage admitted.
"But once we get some of our injured players back I am sure we will be fine."
Morten Gamst Pedersen, meanwhile, has revealed that someone threw a plastic beer cup at him as he prepared to take a throw-in again at Feyenoord.
"I got beer in my face and had sticky eyes afterwards. It could have been worse but it should not happen," said the Norwegian winger.
"Of course you think what might have happened if it was something else, like a hard thing, but it was just plastic."
Uefa may decide to investigate and Pedersen added: "It is up to them if they follow it up or not.
"But I am okay. There are no marks on me, just a bit of beer in my eyes."