Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v QPR

Saturday, 01 November 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 2 - 0 A Villa

Monday, 27 October 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Samba: Owner deserves credit

Chris Samba feels criticism aimed in the direction of Queens Park Rangers' owner and new recruits is unfair because they all want the best for the club.

Last Updated: 29/03/13 at 09:30 Post Comment

Chris Samba: Insists QPR players are not motivated by money

Chris Samba: Insists QPR players are not motivated by money

Loftus Road chairman Tony Fernandes has dug deep in an effort to make QPR competitive at a Premier League level, but has seen little return on his considerable investment.

A slow start to the season, and a subsequent failure to turn things around, has left the club rooted to the foot of the table.

Harry Redknapp was appointed in an effort to try and turn the tide, while big money was spent in January to try and inject quality and confidence into a faltering side.

Samba was among those drafted in and he insists that he and his fellow players are fully committed to the cause, despite critics suggesting that they are motivated my money.

The commanding centre-half told the Daily Mirror: "I have to defend this. Nobody put a knife at the throat of anybody at QPR to come and discuss contracts.

"They wanted to extend my contract for another year at Anzhi. I could have earned more there. But I wanted to come back to England.

"The club believes in the players that have been brought here. They believe they are the right players for the club.

"What would people have said if the owner didn't try anything? If he didn't spend any money? They would have said that he didn't care. But he did what he believed was right.

"The owner really is a passionate man. He has shown a fighting spirit for the club by doing all the business he could have done to improve the team.

"Us players have come in to try and prove him right. (Loic) Remy, (Jermaine) Jenas and (Andros) Townsend have been fantastic. We all know what staying in the Premier League means to the fans.

"But people still think that our attitude is, 'Whether we win or lose, we get paid'. They are wrong."

Committed

Samba added: "If I lose a game, I might get paid but I go home and it affects me.

"I am not doing anything. I am not going to restaurants. I am not going out at all. I'm not the nicest person when we lose.

"That's how it affects your life. Ask any player at any club, and they will tell you the same."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e might be on a hiding to nothing, but I cannae feel any sympathy- You want to know why? Shakira. That's why.

hairpolice
Pique Taking Blame Burden Again...

A

nd this season must feel like one long sigh at the Emirates . Yep, exactly that. Except for Alexis Sanchez, he's ace.

cheshire-gooner
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

H

ey! At least put our first clean sheet in a gazillion years in the winners section. Curse you F365 *shakes fist*

fouloleron
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

Footer 365

Real Madrid and Spain legend Raul joins New York Cosmos

Real Madrid legend Raul has agreed a deal with North American Soccer League side New York Cosmos.

Transfer News: Hull's Tom Ince joins Nottingham Forest on loan until December 28

Nottingham Forest have signed Tom Ince on loan from Hull City on a deal until December 28.

Blackpool confirm appointment of Lee Clark as manager on rolling contract

Lee Clark has been confirmed as the new manager of Championship club Blackpool on a one-year rolling contract.

Mail Box

'Pride' Didn't Stop Wenger Signing Flamini

Arsene Wenger's 'pride' in signings is quite rightly pulled apart. We also have a stupidly long email on going back, and one Mailboxer whooping about the FA Cup first round...

Wenger Kept His Pride By Turning Down Cesc

What message would it have sent if Wenger had allowed those that walked out to stroll back in? Plus, why Pochettino needs to adapt and the folly of limiting yourself...

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