Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 April 2014

Chimbonda makes Allardyce Blackburn promise

New Blackburn defender Pascal Chimbonda is determined to repay manager Sam Allardyce for the faith he has shown in him.

The Frenchman has signed a two-year contract and could make his debut against West Ham today.

“The manager really wanted me to come here, he made a big effort and I want to repay him by giving 100% every game,” he said.

“I want to play football, I want to enjoy being on the pitch again as these past six months at Tottenham have been hard for me.

“Now I want to rediscover my pleasure of playing football again.

“When you aren't playing it is hard, but I think I've found a good club to play my football and I hope to enjoy it to the maximum.”