QPR defender Luke Young believes the international break came at the wrong time for his team.
Rangers sit mid-table in the Premier League on their return to the top flight although they were defeated 3-2 by Manchester City in their last match.
Next up for Neil Warnock's side is a tricky trip to Stoke next Saturday and Young admits some players have been kicking their heels during the break.
"There's always a strange mood around the training ground on an international break," he told QPR's official website.
"A few lads go away and you're training with less numbers.
"It's always a little bit of a strange mood and one of frustration too. As a player, you want games to come thick and fast.
"You feel that this season's hardly got going with the amount of international breaks we've had."
Young believes that, despite the recent defeat to City, QPR have given a good account of themselves so far this season.
"These are the types of games where you make once false move and before you know it, you're a goal down," he added.
"We've had a difficult run but we've come away from it with three points from the three games (Chelsea, Tottenham and Man City) - and a minus two goal difference.
"When you look at the teams that we've played and how much they can spend, that's not bad at all.
"I think we need to take the positives and make sure that when we come up against the sides we're expected to do well against, we match the effort that we put in during those three games."