Van der Vaart revealed afterwards just how hard fought the result was, saying that Blackburnâ€™s long ball tactics are hard to counter.
â€śWhen you come here [to Ewood Park] itâ€™s always difficult,â€ť he said. â€śThey donâ€™t play football they just play with throw-ins and long balls.
â€śItâ€™s really frustrating because it is always dangerous. They are big guys so it is difficult but at the end when you win then everybody is happy.â€ť