Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink – master of the understatement.
After watching his team lose 6-0, the worst home league defeat in their entire history, he has declared: ‘Against Newcastle there were more things that didn’t work than did work’.
It’s like saying somebody swimming the Channel got a little bit wet, or Newcastle fans quite like Rafa Benitez.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink also says that on top of things not working out, they also got all the bad luck going.
Considering Newcastle also hit the woodwork twice and the QPR keeper made some excellent saves, there is a case for saying that they got off lightly.
Somebody who didn’t get off lightly was former Newcastle United cult hero James Perch. The QPR player stretchered off early in the first half and the Rangers manager revealed that he is due to have a scan on Friday afternoon to determine exactly how bad his injury is.
This weekend though we will be wishing QPR and Hasselbaink the best of luck, as they attempt to bounce back at league leaders Huddersfield.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink:
“We look back after every fixture, You always have to do that. Against Newcastle there were more things that didn’t work than did work and that is the disappointing thing about it.
“On top of that, everything that could go wrong did go wrong. But you have to reflect, be honest and take responsibility.”
“It’s about re-grouping, looking each other in the eye and having a few words.
“My players are annoyed. They are angry. They are disappointed. We want to put it right with a good performance and an ‘us’ performance. That is what the mood is right now.
“It’s hasn’t been a time for pointing fingers, but we have had good chats as a group, because that is what it is about – the group.
“We have to take this challenge (playing Huddersfield on Saturday) and make sure we are worthy competitors.
“They are playing really well at the moment. They are in a good place. We will have to try to stop them from being in a comfortable and good place. It is a big challenge but this is where we need to show character and spirit.”
“They haven’t surprised me because last year they played some really good football.
“They have that belief, and they have a way of playing. They have settled into that way of playing. They have surprised me to be number one in the league, but they haven’t surprised me by doing well because I thought they would.”