Terrible QPR away form is down to quality opponents, insists Redknapp

first_imgQueens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp believes that their poor form away from Loftus Road is down to playing some ‘fantastic’ teams after he saw his side lose to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium.The R’s are yet to win away from from home in the Premier League this season and fell to a 2-0 defeat as goals from Ki Sung-Yueng and Wayne Routledge secured victory for Garry Monk’s men.But Redknapp was quick to take the heat off of his players claiming that his side have faced tougher opposition away from west London.“We’ve played good teams away from home this season, who have got fantastic players, and its hard in this division, you look at West Brom losing to West Ham, Leicester losing to Liverpool and Burnley drawing with Newcastle – its tough in this league.”The former Portsmouth and West Ham manager is now looking for some home comfort as they look to get back to winning ways against Burnley on Saturday.“We’ve got some home games coming up, and they will be vital for us, the next three or four home games are all big games. We have had a couple recently and managed to win them [over Aston Villa and Leicester].“Now we have got Burnley, West Brom and Crystal Palace coming up and we need to pick up some points from those games,” Redknapp added.On the game itself, the Rangers manager was quick to praise his number one Robert Green who pulled off a number of fine stops.“[Green] was fantastic tonight,” cooed the 67-year-old. “He is a top class keeper and a great professional, but in the last four or five years Swansea have been playing some great football, and Garry Monk has continued that and anyone coming here will find it difficult to win, just ask Arsenal the other week.last_img read more