Blackburn boss says on-loan Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez is 'world class'

Jordi Gomez was described by Blackburn boss Paul Lambert as 'world class'.
Jordi Gomez was described by Blackburn boss Paul Lambert as 'world class'.
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Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert has lavished praise on his 'world-class' on-loan Sunderland midfielder Jordi Gomez.

The Spaniard struck a sensational injury time free-kick to defeat MK Dons 3-2 in a thrilling Sky Bet Championship encounter.

Gomez secured Blackburn's second straight home league win with a sumptuous 30-yard free-kick, and his boss likened his effort to that of West Ham's Dimitri Payet in the two sides' recent FA Cup clash.

He said: "Oh for goodness sake, it was world-class. I mean as good as Payet's was here the other week, that was up there with it. That was an absolute, genuine world-class free-kick.

"(Jordi) Gomez as I said before, has been terrific. Jordi plays the game as if it's really natural to him - all top players do that.

"He's technically excellent on the ball. Even his first goal was a brilliant header. The second goal was genuine world class. We're thankful that Sunderland have let him come (on loan)."