The QPR manager Harry Redknapp has said that he is extremely frustrated by the comments made by the Portuguese defender José Bosingwa after being named on the bench for one match. The 29-year-old is thought to have said that does not like to be on the bench. José Bosingwa was omitted from the starting line-up for the match against Fulham. He has been one of the high-profile signings for the club in the summer, but have so far failed to shine in any of the matches. Despite this lack of form, the defender apparently said that he does not want to be named on the bench and left the ground.
This has infuriated the manager Harry Redknapp, who has suffered his first defeat of the QPR career at Newcastle United. He has said that there are a number of overpaid players at the club, who need to look at themselves when it comes to the poor form experienced by the club. QPR managed to get their first victory of the season against Fulham, but followed that up with a defeat against Newcastle. Bosingwa was left out of the squad entirely for this match and it is expected that he will not be picked again for the club.
“It disturbed me when a player doesn’t want to sit on the bench when you are bang in trouble. We are all in trouble. The owner and the fans see their team losing every week and suddenly you get someone who doesn’t want to sit on the bench. He (Bosingwa) said: ‘I don’t want to sit on the bench.’ He thinks he is too good to sit on the bench. That is what disturbs me in this game,” said Redknapp. The Portuguese defender is currently on wages of around £ 65,000 per week.