QPR winger Shaun Wright-Phillips: I’m getting my confidence back
QPR midfielder Shaun Wright-Phillips believes he is rediscovering his confidence after an impressive start to 2013
Shaun Wright-Phillips believes he is getting his confidence back after the Queens Park Rangers midfielder’s impressive start to the year.
The 31-year-old netted the winner in a famous 1-0 victory over Champions League winners Chelsea at Stamford Bridge earlier this month, before coming to close to sealing three points for the Hoops against Tottenham on Saturday.
Wright-Phillips failed to score a single goal in his first season at Loftus Road after completing a move from Manchester City to the west London outfit in August 2011.
But Harry Redknapp’s appointment appears to have given Wright-Phillips a new lease of life – and the former Chelsea winger wants to continue his run and help QPR move clear of the relegation zone.
“I seem to be getting my confidence back and long may that continue,” Wright-Phillips told QPR’s website.
“The manager and his coaches, as well as my team-mates, have been great with me.
“Everyone is pulling in the right direction to get us out of the situation we find ourselves in at the moment.”
Following his Stamford Bridge heroics, Wright-Phillips admitted he was bitterly disappointed to miss out on a second Premier League goal of the season after wasting a clear cut chance to score the winner in the 86th minute of the Spurs clash.
“It was a decent chance for me – a good opportunity to tie the game up,” he added.
“I thought the defender [Jan Vertonghen] was going to go to ground and block it, but he pulled out and as I went to swing my boot at it I lost my footing.
“As long as I keep getting into those positions I know I’ll take my chances.”
He added: “I think we could have got all three points late on, but it’s a massive point for us. It keeps us going in the right direction.”