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Redknapp: QPR lacked ability

QPR boss Harry Redknapp has dismissed claims that his side lacked ambition during their ill-fated relegation battle, insisting they were simply not good enough.

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Harry Redknapp: Praised the desire of his QPR players

Harry Redknapp: Praised the desire of his QPR players

Jose Bosingwa was criticised for sharing a joke when leaving the pitch after the club's fate was sealed at Reading, leading to claims that a number of big-name players were unconcerned about dropping out of the top flight.

"I don't think they have lacked desire, what they have lacked is ability," he said.

"People keep saying what a good squad we are and that is absolute rubbish. We are where we are because of how good we are. It's not because they have not tried.

"It's not been a lack of desire, it was a badly balanced squad that lacked the ability to stay in the Premier League. They are not a bad bunch of blokes and I find them good to work with.

"I was walking behind him (Bosingwa) after the game and I was smiling. I'd been crying all week after we got beat by Stoke and Wigan.

"He was walking down the tunnel and another Portuguese lad said something to him and he went laughing.

"There has not been a lack of desire. The squad, in all honesty, is not good enough to have stayed in the Premier League. That is absolute fact.

"It was a badly balanced squad lacking ability and if you started again with this team I still think we would get relegated."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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