Minggu, 04 November 2012

QPR boss Mark Hughes happy with his side's second half display against Reading

Mark Hughes: Happy with second-half display

Djibril Cisse's goal just after the hour rescued Hughes's side who had gone behind to Kaspars Gorkss's opener.

"Credit to us second-half we made a much better game of it, in terms of being brave in possession, getting on the ball and really driving the game to Reading," Hughes told Sky Sports.

"First-half we were too passive, certainly in the initial period we could not get out and get our foot on the ball and play the type of game we wanted to.

"Credit to Reading they have a certain way of playing, they peg you back, get the ball up into good areas and have front guys who work really hard and they retain possession high up in your own half so the initial period we found difficult as we could not get on the ball and play the football we know we can, and then we concede a goal from a set play which was disappointing from our point of view as we have talked about it for weeks on end now and it still causes us a problem.

"But in terms of chances created we have kept on knocking and we have got a great finish from Djib and Adel could have won it late on and we are disappointed as it is a home game and we wanted to take maximum points and once again we haven't been able to do that but in terms of second-half it was much better but first-half we found it more difficult.

"We just had to up the tempo, be a bit braver and force the issue a little bit more than we did in the first half and I thought we did that, Esteban Granero got on the ball in a more progressive way, Samba Diakite got to grips with it and I thought Adel was the shining light for us."

QPR remain without a win, like Reading, and Hughes admits that they need to get a maximum haul as soon as possible.

"The sooner we get it the better, credit to Reading, they didn't allow us to play our expansive game and allow us to pass and move which is what we want to do," he said.

"I have said time and time again, we are in a situ ation that nobody anticipated and we are working exceptionally hard. It is a difficult period - difficult games - that will change, the key to it is the first [win] then things will settle down and we can play our football."

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