Colin Kazim-Richards: 'Arsenal win bittersweet'

Blackburn's Colin Kazim-Richards celebrates his goal against Arsenal in the FA Cup 5th round on February 16, 2013
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Blackburn Rovers' Colin Kazim-Richards expresses mixed emotions after knocking his boyhood team Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

Blackburn Rovers striker Colin Kazim-Richards has expressed mixed emotions after scoring the goal that knocked his boyhood team Arsenal out of the FA Cup.

The on-loan Galatasaray forward said he was pleased for Blackburn and their supporters following the 1-0 win but added that he hopes Arsenal bounce back from then defeat.

"I was here as a schoolboy, so my connections are to Arsenal, I am an Arsenal fan. I love Arsenal," PA quotes him as saying.

"I will be supporting them on Tuesday against Bayern Munich. I will have my Arsenal top on, and I will be there in front of the TV, but you know this is work.

"This is what I get paid to do and it's nice for the Blackburn fans, to give back because they have had a rough time, everybody knows what's gone on so it is nice for them to be able to celebrate."

Blackburn were handed a quarter-final tie against Millwall after defeating Arsenal.

Blackburn's Colin Kazim-Richards celebrates with manager Michael Appleton after scoring the winner against Arsenal in the FA Cup 5th round on February 16, 2013
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