Matchroom Stadium

Next Game

Leyton Or v QPR

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:45

Friendly Match

Stadion der Freundschaft

Last Game

RB Leipzig 2 - 0 QPR

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 13:30

Friendly Match

Hughes impressed with Cesar

Mark Hughes has praised QPR goalkeeper Julio Cesar following the Brazilian's impressive start to life at Loftus Road.

Last Updated: 31/10/12 at 14:51 Post Comment

Julio Cesar: Impressed QPR boss Mark Hughes following switch from Inter

Julio Cesar: Impressed QPR boss Mark Hughes following switch from Inter

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Cesar, capped 64 times by his country, joined the R's from Inter Milan this summer and has made a seamless transition to English football.

And Hughes, while hailing Cesar's attitude both on and off the pitch, says the 33-year-old is up there with the goalkeeping greats.

"He's been an absolutely remarkable signing for us," Hughes told the club's official website.

"Not only his ability as a keeper, but as a guy. His mentality in the dressing room is huge for us. And that's a real benefit we'll tap in to.

"He understands what it takes, he drives people around him and inspires people by his manner and presence.

"Over the years I had the pleasure of playing with (Peter) Schmeichel and (Neville) Southall and he's right up there," he said.

"I haven't seen Julio over the time I've seen Schmeichel and Southall, but I've been very much impressed with what I've seen.

"He's very much on a par with the top keepers in the world in my view."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

rturo Vidal, James Rodriguez, Angel Di Maria...........who cares we have Mark Oxley.......Ah tis good to be Hibs fan :)

frakessmee
Hull keeper agrees Hibs loan

I

t's just a ride. Bill Hicks is sorely missed, what a prophet and still relevant twenty years after his death. I'm glad though he didn't get to see George Bush Jnr as President.

thesza888
Wilshere: Is He Smoking Enough?

W

hile not comparing the ability of Wilshire to Dr Socrates of Brazil, didn't he do about forty a day?

nedsmar
Wilshere sorry for smoking

Footer 365

Manchester United: Louis van Gaal admits he will not buy players just for the sake of it

New Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal insists he will not buy players just for the sake of it.

Transfer news: West Ham are set to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan

Sky Sports understands West Ham are poised to win the race to sign Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson on loan.

Transfer news: Juventus determined to keep hold of Manchester United target Arturo Vidal

Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta has reiterated the club's desire to keep hold of Arturo Vidal.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

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