QPR’s Harry Redknapp: We need to win four or five games to stay up
QPR manager Harry Redknapp says the Hoops need to win "four or five games" to avoid relegation from the Premier League
Harry Redknapp believes Queens Park Rangers need to win “four or five games” to avoid relegation from the Premier League.
The Hoops suffered a narrow 3-2 loss to relegation rivals Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday, leaving the west London side seven points from safety.
However, Redknapp is staying upbeat despite QPR’s current predicament, with the 66-year-old drawing confidence from his side’s recent performances.
“We need to win four or five games. It is not impossible. While there is hope, you keep believing,” Redknapp told BBC Sport.
“It is hard with the points situation, but we cannot be playing any better. We are playing very well, that is all we can do.
“With eight games to go, we need to keep trying to win the games. If we can do that, we can still do it.”
Jermaine Jenas put QPR ahead in the 32nd minute before Gabriel Agbonlahor equalised on the stroke of half-time.
Andros Townsend appeared to have rescued a point for the Hoops after Villa youngster Andreas Weimann had given the home side the lead.
But Belgium international Christian Benteke sealed three points for Paul Lambert’s side with nine minutes remaining.
“We could have been three or four goals up at half-time, it was that one-sided,” Redknapp added. “Their goalkeeper [Brad Guzan] pulled off several world-class saves and then they break and score.
“They could not believe their luck coming in at half-time.
“In the second half, we did not start as well, and it gave them a lift. But even then, at 2-2 we gave a sloppy third goal away.”