The Valley

Next Game

Charlton v QPR

Saturday, 08 August 2015, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Last Game

QPR 0 - 1 Monaco

Tuesday, 14 July 2015, 16:00

Friendly Match

Keeper scrap frustrated Green

QPR keeper Rob Green has expressed his irritation over the signing of Brazilian Julio Cesar.

Last Updated: 09/12/12 at 12:19 Post Comment

Rob Green: Has expressed his irritation over the signing of Brazilian Julio Cesa

Rob Green: Has expressed his irritation over the signing of Brazilian Julio Cesa

Green, currently enjoying no 1 status because of the injured Cesar, moved to Loftus Road in July having helped West Ham win promotion back to the Premier League.

But after opting to test himself with another top-flight club in London, Green had to contend with a miserable spell on the bench following the arrival of Cesar from Inter Milan at the start of the season.

"I came to QPR looking for a new challenge after six years at West Ham, a wonderful time capped off by promotion at Wembley," Green said.

"Kevin Hitchcock, the goalkeeping coach at QPR, is an old mate and I came to work for him on the understanding that I was first choice.

"If he'd said to me we're also going to sign someone who's won Serie A five times and the Champions League and is one of the biggest names in South American football, I would have thought twice before signing.

"I'd read rumours in the press about Julio coming, but when I asked officials at the club they dismissed it as paper talk and said he wasn't going to sign."

With Green also pushing hard for the England jersey, his demotion was even harder to take.

"Now that the Brazilian had joined the club I needed to know where I stood," Green added.

"I asked Mark Hughes. He told me Julio was going to play, that I'd done nothing wrong and that he wanted two top keepers competing for the position.

"I replied, 'Well, if he's going straight into the first team he's not really competing, is he? Where does that leave me? Hughes replied, 'You're free to leave whenever you want'. It wasn't quite what I wanted to hear."

On the back of Harry Redknapp stepping into the shoes of sacked Hughes last month and the injury to Cesar, Green is now determined to make his mark.

"I'm in the jersey now and it's up to me to play well enough to keep it," he said.

"I believe Harry when he says it's a fair fight on form alone so we'll see how it all turns out."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Angel Di Maria is set to undergo a medical with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of a proposed £44m move from Manchester United.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company