Redknapp bemoans QPR result

QPR manager Harry RedknappQPR boss Harry Redknapp believes that his side deserved to take all three points during their 1-1 draw with fellow relegation battlers Wigan.

The Super Hoops had to play the majority of the 90 minutes with ten men, after Bobby Zamora was dismissed for a reckless challenge early on.

However, they eventually managed to take the lead, with big-money January arrival Loic Remy slamming the ball home with just five minutes to play.

But, some heavy pressure from the Latics paid off deep into injury time, as Shaun Maloney steered a free-kick past Julio Cesar to level the scores.

Redknapp was upset after the game, insisting that the result was very harsh on his side:

“We had worked so hard with ten men all game and I felt we deserved a goal. It was a fantastic goal and then we gave two silly free-kicks away on the edge of the box and the second one allowed them to score with the last kick of the game.” he told Sky Sports.

“It couldn’t have been more cruel. We didn’t deserve that. We deserved to win today with ten men.

“The players were fantastic. Every one of them worked their socks off and you can’t ask for more than that. The ability they played with was absolutely top class.”

QPR have been in and around the bottom three for much of the season, with Redknapp drafted in at the mid-way point to ease the damage suffered under Mark Hughes.

The ex-Tottenham boss believes that the deficit he inherited was a difficult one to repair, and that his side haven’t benefitted from enough luck:

“We are a much improved team, but unfortunately it is hard when you are playing catch-up all year.

“We have got to keep believing but you need a bit of luck sometimes and we didn’t get any today.

“To be fair to Wigan, and I am a big fan of the manager, but they had all the luck in the world at Newcastle the other day, and today I am sure they had almost given up with ten seconds to go.”

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