QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt confident of results improving at Loftus Road
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: October 11, 2012 11:48am
Adel Taarabt: Confident QPR can get themselves out of trouble at the wrong end of the table
QPR playmaker Adel Taarabt is confident results will improve at Loftus Road and that they will climb off the bottom of the table.
The London outfit have endured a difficult start to the season and have yet to win in the Premier League, putting increasing pressure on Rs boss Mark Hughes.
QPR face high-flying Everton after the international break and Taarabt believes they have the quality in the squad to get out of trouble at the wrong end of the table.
"We have two weeks where we have to work hard, focus and, hopefully, we can get then our first win of the season against Everton," Taarabt told the club's official website.
"You can see that we've got the quality in the group. We have a lot of good players - but I just think we have to start games better. If you are going behind all of the time, it's very difficult.
"I know we keep saying it, but we haven't had the same starting 11 twice this season. Every game, someone gets injured.
"For the manager it's really difficult, because when he makes substitutions, it's not for tactical reasons but for injuries."
"Itu2019s time for us to stand up and be counted. Thatu2019s what Iu2019m trying to do."
Taarabt has called on his team-mates to take more responsibility and has vowed to try and be a leader in the side.
"It's time for us to stand up and be counted. That's what I'm trying to do," added Taarabt. "Now I have to win games for my team.
"I know I have the ability to help the team get our first win. I'm going to try and do that and be a leader.
"We just want to win games. I think we'll be fine when we start to do that."
Taarabt has scored in QPR's last two games against West Ham and West Brom, but the Moroccan admits the goals mean little if they are not picking up results.
"I was pleased with the goals, but it's more important to win games," continued Taarabt "At the moment, we aren't doing that.
"Scoring is good for my confidence, but it would be better if I scored and we won.
"We just need to start winning games and going up the table, bit by bit. Then I'll be more happy."