Stadion der Freundschaft

Next Game

RB Leipzig v QPR

Saturday, 26 July 2014, 13:30

Friendly Match

Last Game

RW Erfurt 0 - 1 QPR

Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 18:30

Friendly Match

Taarabt welcomes fresh start

QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt has welcomed a fresh start to his career, and insisted he has no issues with Harry Redknapp.

Last Updated: 15/12/12 at 13:18 Post Comment

Adel Taarabt: Believes Harry Redknapp's arrival signals a fresh start for hi

Adel Taarabt: Believes Harry Redknapp's arrival signals a fresh start for hi

Free £50 bet

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

The enigmatic Taarabt, who played under Redknapp at Tottenham, has had his fair share of problems since his arrival in England, but will be a pivotal figure as the R's bid to avoid relegation to the Championship.

Having been reunited with Redknapp last month, the Moroccan insists his bad boy days are behind him, and he is focused on the task at hand.

"Every time you come back for a new season, it's a new start," he told The Sun.

"When I came back this time, the club gave me a new contract and a new beginning. I wanted to fight and show everybody that I'm ready.

"When I was very young I made some mistakes but that is normal. Now I'm growing up and my game has changed."

Despite only appearing as a substitute under Redknapp before he was shipped off to QPR, Taarabt insists he bears no grudges, and was delighted to be reunited with his former boss.

"I don't have a problem with Harry," he added. "Even when he wasn't here as manager, I was in touch with him.

"People forget that when I was at Tottenham I was only 17 and I had players in front of me like Luka Modric and Rafa van der Vaart who are top players.

"We get on, so he'd call and say 'Congratulations, I'm proud of you'. So it was great to see him walk through the door here.

"Now we're back together and it's a good chance for me. I have to do my best and the manager will make his choice. I respect that."

Don't miss any live and exclusive football coverage this festive season. Click here to visit Sky Sports' Festive Calendar

Free £50 bet

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

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Darron Gibson makes Everton comeback after nine months out with cruciate injury

Darron Gibson made his comeback after nine months out with a serious knee injury in Everton's friendly against Tranmere.

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will move on without Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no bad blood between the club and the outgoing Luis Suarez.

Transfer news: Liverpool appear to be close to completing a deal for Loic Remy

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Loic Remy with the French forward reportedly having his medical in Boston.

Mail Box

Why The Obsession Over The Captaincy?

Asks the morning mailbox, before hastily returning to the debate over who should replace Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Ed Woodward's spending plans and more...

Anyone But Rooney. Or Baines. Or Hart.

There isn't a great deal of excitement in the Mailbox regarding England's potential new captain, but we have good stuff on Gerrard's development and a one club man team...

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