Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes has responded to critics after the club slipped to the bottom of the Premier League table over the weekend, Goal.com
Promoted via the play-offs last season, QPR have began life back in the top-flight poorly, with only four points taken from their first seven games. They have lost all four of their away matches, including at West Ham United on Sunday, after which the attitude of several players has been called into question.
Despite the poor results, the Malaysian has no plans to sack manager Harry Redknapp, unlike in 2012 when he parted company with predecessor Mark Hughes. And on Monday, he used Twitter to react to some of the criticism that has been aimed towards himself and the club.
“A couple of things, we got promoted. Please note where other clubs who got relegates [sic] are .pls [sic] remember how many clubs got straight up,’ he said.
“We have always been on the backfoot with players. We had so many loans last year as we cleared out. That’s it. There should be no more excuses from anyone especially me, buck stops at me. I’m up for the battle. Is sacking the answer. When we met [let] mark hughes go we still went down. Is it tactics, is it players, is it coaching, is it fitness.”
He also went on to say that he was left ‘helpless’ when Chelsea came in to sign striker Loic Remy, who moved to Stamford Bridge late in the summer transfer window.
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