Blackburn Rovers striker Roque Santa Cruz was delighted with his hat-trick after their defeat at Wigan.
Santa Cruz said: "It is important to get goals, even though we have lost. I hope against Arsenal in the Carling Cup on Tuesday I can score again but this time to win the game.
"We made too many mistakes and didn't give ourselves the chance really to put ourselves on the front foot.
"It's very disappointing and frustrating to come away with nothing after the way we came back."