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Defeat 'sickening' - JJ

Posted on 6 April 2009  - 12:00

Jermaine Jenas admitted defeat at Blackburn was difficult to take.

Defeat 'sickening' - JJ

Jermaine Jenas admitted defeat at Blackburn was difficult to take.

We dominated for long periods at Ewood Park and although a second goal would have been ideal, Robbie Keane's penalty on the half-hour looked like stretching our run to seven unbeaten in the Premier League.

But it all changed with 10 minutes left when Wilson Palacios was harshly sent off for a second yellow card.

Rovers equalised within two minutes and then won it via Andre Ooijer's goal in the last minute.

"We've been playing really well lately and to come here and still play as well as we did, to battle, dominate the whole game and dicatate everything in footballing terms makes losing a really tough pill to swallow," said JJ.

"I thought we dominated the whole game.

"We knew they only really had the long ball and we knew if we managed to stay on top of that then we'd win the game.

"A decision from the referee completely turned the game on its head but we still should have seen it out.

"We have to pick ourselves up quickly and move on."