• Posted on: 10 May 2012
  • By: isport

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean has said that he is still extremely confident that his club can survive in the Premier league next season.

Blackburn put one of the abject displays by any club in the relegation zone in the recent 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham.

It was the first time that a team did not manage even a single shot on target during the entire 90 min for more than eight years. Yet, considering that the other results – like the QPR match – went Blackburn's way, Steve Kean is extremely confident that the club can avoid relegation in the remaining two matches of the season.

Blackburn are currently three points behind safety, but they effectively need to win their last two matches in order to be hopeful of avoiding relegation. This is because of the hugely inferior goal difference of Blackburn compared to their competitors like Wigan and QPR.

Blackburn will be having a home match against relegation threatened Wigan this weekend, which is an ideal opportunity to get three points according to Steve Kean. However, the club will be having Champions League finalist Chelsea in the final match of the season. Blackburn have a very poor away record this season, but Steve Kean is confident of getting six points from the last two matches.

"We need two massive performances now, [but] we are still in it. We need three points against Wigan and back-to-back clean sheets. We have had some massive performances home and away this season. We have got to have belief, we have been written off many times but we have always bounced back. We've got Wigan up next - if we beat Wigan we go to Chelsea and we keep going, keep chasing," said Kean after the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham.