Old Trafford

Next Game

Man Utd v QPR

Sunday, 14 September 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 1 - 0 Sunderland

Saturday, 30 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Samba eager to prove worth

Chris Samba is ready to give everything in Queens Park Rangers' basement battle and hopes his efforts will silence his critics.

Last Updated: 23/02/13 at 11:37 Post Comment

Chris Samba: Hoping to repay the faith shown in him by Queens Park Rangers

Chris Samba: Hoping to repay the faith shown in him by Queens Park Rangers

Former Blackburn Rovers defender Samba returned to English football in January when Harry Redknapp identified him as the man to lead QPR's survival bid.

The centre-half did not come cheap, though, with a £12million transfer fee and a sizeable salary shelled out by Rs owner Tony Fernandes.

Samba has been accused of moving for financial reasons, rather than footballing ones, but he is determined to prove his worth and repay the faith shown in him by helping to preserve QPR's Premier League status.

He told The Sun: "I don't know how you judge if it's too much money, but I know some people do.

"Is £12m too much? I don't know. Or if it was another player would it be okay? Maybe someone else is more worth it? Maybe some people believe what I have done in football, my reputation, what I did at Blackburn was enough for this.

"I'm not there to judge it. I've been bought. It's not me who chose to buy me. I didn't set the price. I've been bought for a reason, because QPR believe I can make a difference.

"I certainly believed I could lead the team. I don't know if it will be enough but, one thing is for sure, I will do my best to help the team."

Valuation

Samba, who was snapped up from wealthy Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala, added: "Tony Fernandes showed great belief in me and I will try to pay him back.

"I think the transfer came across totally wrong because of the valuation. At Anzhi, I had three years left on a big salary so, obviously, if I came to QPR it was not to make more money.

"I came back to England for personal reasons, but I'm sure that Anzhi will be one of the biggest clubs in the world."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Leicester want Manchester United duo Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence

Manchester duo Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence could be joining Leicester City on deadline day, Sky sources understand.

Premier League: Luis Suarez returns to Liverpool with gift for Steven Gerrard

Luis Suarez returned to Liverpool’s Melwood training ground on Monday - but only to bid farewell to his former team-mates.

Transfer news: Hull City agree Mohamed Diame fee with West Ham

Hull City have agreed a fee with West Ham for midfielder Mohamed Diame, Sky sources understand.

Mail Box

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property