QPR boss Harry Redknapp ‘disturbed’ by Jose Bosingwa attitude
QPR's Harry Rednapp says he was "distrubed" by Jose Bosingwa's refusal to sit on the bench for their victory over Fulham
Harry Rednapp has admitted he was “disturbed” by Jose Bosingwa’s refusal to sit on the bench for Queens Park Rangers’ victory over Fulham.
The Hoops picked up their first three points of the season in the Premier League courtesy of a 2-1 win against the Cottagers earlier this month.
QPR were unable to secure successive victories on Saturday as Newcastle United condemned the Hoops to their 10th loss of the campaign.
And with Redknapp’s men five points from safety, the 65-year-old was left stunned by Bosingwa’s attitude.
“It disturbed me when a player doesn’t want to sit on the bench when you are bang in trouble,” Redknapp said.
“We are all in trouble. The owner and the fans see their team losing every week and suddenly you get someone who doesn’t want to sit on the bench.
“The player said: ‘I don’t want to sit on the bench.’ He thinks he is too good to sit on the bench. I have seen one or two incidents that have disturbed me.”
Redknapp was also coy on Bosingwa’s future at QPR, with the Hoops boss revealing no player has ever refused to be a substitute before during his 29-year managerial career.
“It depends on his attitude really,” Redknapp continued.
“We’ll have to wait and see what happens. I think sometimes managers can protect people too much in this game.
“The fans pay their money and deserve to know the truth. They don’t expect one of their players not to want to sit on the bench.
“That’s the first time it’s ever happened to me as a manager and I’ve managed some pretty temperamental players. But I’ve never known anyone to do that. It was something new to me and not something I like.”
He added: “You can apologise. He doesn’t want to be a problem but it has happened. When you are down you need help. When you are playing Fulham at home you need help.”