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Rangers Mentality Pleases Sousa

Paulo Sousa praised his QPR side following their draw at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest.

The Portuguese boss believed that while his players are downhearted in the dressing room, they have shown the correct mentality.

He spoke to QPR.co.uk following the clash at the City Ground.

He said: 'Of course I am disappointed we didn't take our chances, but if we keep creating, we will keep improving.

'We needed to close the game out by putting the ball in the back of the net, but I don't have a problem with today's performance, because we showed great character and personality, especially in the second half.

'The players are down and unhappy, because they realised we've dropped two points. That shows the mentality I am looking for and I am happy with that.

'We need to push on now and continue this unbeaten run, because we have the ability to do so.'


The R`s boss admits however that while the first half performance wasn`t ideal, they created chances to accompany a good second half performance.

Sousa also backed Lee Camp in criticising referee Darren Deadman for giving the goal in which the goalkeeper, who went on to express his desire to join the opposition, managed to make a crucial error to hand Forest a point.

Sousa continued: 'It was a good performance, especially in the second half. The first half I was not happy with, but we built opportunities throughout.

'We made some mistakes, and I am not so happy with that that, but overall - in the second half - we showed good personality, playing positive football.

'The referee made one big mistake, for their second goal, but these things can happen. Other than that he did very well, so I can't complain too much.

'But there was a foul on Lee Camp - he was blocked. The linesman could have helped him but he didn't today.

'Like us, he made mistakes, but I'm quite happy with a point.'


Two goal hero Matteo Alberti was singled out for praise by Sousa not only for his brace to turn the game on it`s head, but for his overall performance.

He said: 'Matteo is a very important squad member. He did what we asked of him today.

'He helped us today with two good goals. He also defended very well - he showed a great mentality.

'He will get better with confidence, but he is showing good signs of improving.'


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Date:Saturday February 7 2009

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Very encouraging for Alberti it has to be said. Sousa's got to be gutted with Camp's comments this evening after he's openly backed him.
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