Harry Redknapp Believes QPR Have What It Takes To Stay Up
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes that his side have what it takes to stay in the Premier League after a shock 1-0 win away to Chelsea drew them level on points with 19th placed Reading at the foot of the table.
The R’s still remain five points adrift from safety, but Redknapp maintained that the battling qualities they displayed to leave Stamford Bridge with all three points after Sean Wright-Phillips wonder-strike won them the game proves they can be a match for anyone on their day.
“After Sunday’s defeat by Liverpool it was difficult to convince anyone that we could survive,” said Redknapp after the game, which saw opposite number Rafa Benitez rest several key players. “They have set the standard with this win and to get out of this mess they will have to do it every week.”
“That was our first away win in the league since October 2011 and let’s hope we can build on it. There’s still a long way to go but that was encouraging – the players worked their socks off and they got their rewards. We deserved it and it was a fantastic performance.”
The result for Chelsea, meanwhile, brought about the end of a four-match winning streak to keep them in 4th place, one point behind Tottenham Hotspur and 12 adrift of leaders Manchester United, albeit with a game in hand on both clubs due to their involvement in the Club World Cup.