No hard feelings for Jacobsen

18 September 2009 12:41
Blackburn defender Lars Jacobsen returns to former club Everton on Sunday with no hard feelings over his departure from Goodison Park after one frustrating season.

The Denmark international joined the Toffees last summer from German side Nuremberg on a one-year contract but immediately dislocated a shoulder on international duty and that injury kept him out for seven months.

He finally made his debut on March 21 but went on to appear as a second-half substitute in Everton's FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea. On that basis David Moyes was only prepared to offer another 12-month contract to the right-back and so Jacobsen went looking for alternatives and found Rovers willing to sign him for two years.

But the 30-year-old has no axe to grind with Moyes as he prepares to face his former boss.

"I had my ups and downs there but when I look back at the year I was still pleased with the way things turned out," said Jacobsen, who has started all four of Blackburn's four league matches this season. The manager wanted to offer me a one-year deal and I wanted to get a bit of security in my life.

"My wife is having a child, hopefully next week, so I didn't want to move around a lot. I understand him fully. I was not able to play for most of the season and was struggling to get back to get my fitness level up again and I can't really blame him. I still think Everton are a great club. I talk to a lot of people there and I have to thank them for letting me play in an FA Cup final."

Source: Eurosport