Redknapp blasts the Moroccan following defeat to Liverpool.
Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp had to field some awkward questions about his side’s defensive naivety in their astonishing 3-2 defeat to Liverpool at Loftus Road this afternoon – and he managed to deflect them well, with the BBC reporting on an astonishing attack he launched on the club’s midfielder Adel Taarabt.
Moroccan playmaker Taarabt, who spent the back end of last season on loan at AC Milan, has not been near the QPR team so far this season – and if Redknapp’s comments are to believed, it isn’t hard to see why:
“I can’t protect people who don’t want to run and train, and are about three stone overweight. Taarabt is not injured. He’s not fit. He’s not fit to play football unfortunately.”
“He played in a reserve game the other day and I could have run about more than he did. I can’t pick him.
“What am I supposed to keep saying? Keep getting your £60,000, £70,000 a week and don’t train? What’s the game coming to?”