Mbia backs QPR boss over Bosingwa row but hopes for peace

07:54 28 December 2012

Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers' Stephane Mbia. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Stephane Mbia says he would never refuse to sit on the substitute’s bench as QPR team-mate Jose Bosingwa did but hopes the dispute can be resolved.

Full-back Bosingwa was slapped with a £130,000 fine and may never play for Rangers again after snubbing a place on the bench against Fulham.

It infuriated manager Harry Redknapp leading to the punishment of two weeks’ wages and an outburst in which he said that some of his players earned “far too much for their ability and what they give”.

But Mbia, who has played every game under the former Tottenham boss, has urged his team-mates to remember who decides the team.

He said: “If the manager tells me to sit on the bench I will do it.

“The only way to show him you should not sit on the bench is by performing well on the training pitch.

“It’s up to the manager to make the decisions.”

Mbia does hope, however, that the Loftus Road hierarchy can resolve the ongoing argument with Bosingwa.

“It’s a very difficult and complicated situation. Hopefully at the end of the day the club and player can sort it out,” concluded Mbia.

However, the midfielder is confident that Redknapp is the man to steer QPR to Premier League safety.

The Hoops have experienced mixed fortunes since the 65-year-old’s arrival in November but the Cameroonian still “believes in him”.

“It’s up to the players to give 100 per cent, but the manager will give a lot to us,” said Mbia. “He will enable the players to get the best of themselves.”

“I believe in him. I believe he is the man to get us out of trouble.”

In a week where Hoops’ players have come under scrutiny from both inside and outside the club, Mbia is keen to paint a different picture.

Redknapp has opted to play the former Marseille defender in midfield – a decision that is happily accepted by the player.

“He has helped me a lot already. He has tried to make me a more intelligent player,” the 26-year-old said.

“If he tells me to play somewhere I make sure I play there. It is important to listen to what he says.

“That is the only way we can move forward as a team.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest QPR news

Brentford defender Jake Bidwell could make the short move across west London to rivals QPR this summer

QPR have stepped up their interest in Brentford captain Jake Bidwell.

Arsenal's Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring against Bournemouth (John Walton/PA Wire)

We round up all the best stories from around London on Friday morning ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League season.

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink may end up regretting letting Alejandro Faurlin (left) and Clint Hill (right) leave the club

OPINION: I think it’s safe to say there was yet another QPR meltdown on Monday via social media – and Rs boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink felt the full brunt of that.

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink admitted he faces a busy summer after his team ended their campaign with a 1-0 victory at home to Bristol City.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read more
Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport