Blackpool president Belokon: No room for error

Blackpool president Valery Belokon admits there's little room for error if they're to beat the drop in the Premiership.

Blackpool president Valery Belokon admits there's little room for error if they're to beat the drop in the Premiership.

The Seasiders president is already looking forward to and planning for life in the top flight.

But he told the Blackpool Gazette. "This is a competition where you cannot afford a single mistake. The one who makes fewest mistakes wins.

"The Premier League is packed with top-class professionals so we have to analyse our mistakes.

"We need to do this and think about it even while we celebrate our success. But I am delighted we are there.

"It is a big event in our town. People are proud of us. We proved we were capable of big things and that you don't have to be in London, Manchester or Liverpool to be a success.

"Blackpool are a great example to other small towns in the country.

"Money is not everything – we have proved it.

"Many were sceptical and smirked when I said I wanted to get to the Premier League because, for many, the only way to get to the top division is through heavy investment.

"But we proved that the main thing is to believe you can do it."

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