Vital Football

Latest QPR News

Sousa Speaks of Life in the Championship

Sousa Speaks of Life in the Championship

Rangers manager Paulo Sousa spoke to Hugo Daniel Sousa of Desporto, a Portuguese sports magazine and website, in Lisbon during the international break, where he was present at the launch of the Football World Year Book.

I the interview it is very showed how very strongly he believes in promotion to the Premier League next season and continued to say 'We will solidify the foundation of the team and will be able to attack promotion to the Premier League next year with more strength,'
Our manager also highlighted the importance of putting things in place in the pre-season, something he was unable to do having joined Rangers in mid season, and again reiterated his, and the boards desire of "creating a project with a solid foundation".

Sousa also spoke of life in the Championship saying he was 'very satisfied' with the option of joining Rangers. 'It is a project that I always wanted because it is a league with great intensity and great passion. There are many supporters and the away match with Derby County had 33 thousand fans in the stadium.'

He continued by speaking of the competitiveness of the English second tier. 'The intensity does not let you enjoy a victory or reflect on a defeat because we have two to three games per week. In all the 24 teams can beat each other. It's easy to have good moments and some less good,' he concluded.

He also spoke about the current plight of another beleagured manager, national coach Carlos Queiroz, which gave an insight into his understanding of the game and management. "I have followed the "selecção" (national team) with nervousness and optimism. I believe Portugal will get to the World Cup Finals because they has quality and the right people. Carlos Queiroz is the right person for this project" he said. "Portugal has the quality and only luck has failed us. There is nothing of concern. The great teams make the difficult times turn into good times. We have talent to go to the Finals'

At a time when certain areas of the English press are talking about his possible exit from the club it was good to see Paulo talking positively about next season. It is also good to see the growing amount of interest being taken in us as a football club by the larger circulation football media in Portugal since Paulos appointment.

Given the passion for football by the Portuguese speaking nations, the respect that they have for Paulo Sousa, plus the great numbers of them in London it might be an idea for our newly appointed Global ambassador to wander through Stockwell in order to spread the word! If several thousand can go along to the Shepherds Bush Empire to watch Brasilian Pop Legend Ivete Sangalo in concert I am sure some could be persuaded to go those few extra yards to watch the R`s.

We want to know YOUR thoughts!

To have your say you can comment in the space provided below, or chat about it on the forum.







Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Lenny367
Date:Friday April 3 2009
Time: 4:41PM

Comments

0
Very interesting - he is a shrewd man. I just hope that, when all is said & done, he really DOES have a pre-season with us - after all, this time last year, Luigi De Canio was stating categorically he couldn't wait for the next season and we all know how THAT ended!!
sandydl
03/04/2009 17:09:00
0
Very interesting - he is a shrewd man. I just hope that, when all is said & done, he really DOES have a pre-season with us - after all, this time last year, Luigi De Canio was stating categorically he couldn't wait for the next season and we all know how THAT ended!!
sandydl
03/04/2009 17:09:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Queens Park Rangers Articles

Phillips Seals QPR Win

MATT Phillips netted the decisive goal as Queens Park Rangers edged out playoff hopefuls Ipswich Town at Loftus Road.

Rangers dominated the opening period as Massimo Luongo`s effort was well fi

Stats: QPR v Ipswich Town

All the stats from QPR (1) vs (0) Ipswich Town, Loftus Road, 06.02.16 - 15.00 Att: 17044

QPR v Ipswich Town - Team News

A STARTING berth for Conor Washington as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink names an attacking line-up

QPR v Ipswich Town

THE transfer window has come and gone and after some uncharacteristically sensible business from Queens Park Rangers has them heading into the latter part of the season with a little more optimism.

Archived Vital QPR Articles

Vital QPR articles from
As featured on NewsNow:Queens Park Rangers newsQueens Park Rangers News 24/7

Site Journalists

Boxer
Profile
sandydl
Profile
Superhoop50
Profile
danielqpr
Profile
JackSupple
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MotM v Ipswich
Suggested By:
Smithies30%
Perch0%
Onuoha0%
Hall0%
Konchesky0%
Phillips14%
Faurlin0%
Luongo28%
Hoilett14%
Washington0%
Polter0%
Tozser0%
Mackie0%
El-Khayati14%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Hull City 29 17 5 7 56 26
2 Middlesbrough 28 17 5 6 56 23
3 Burnley 30 15 10 5 55 22
4 Brighton 29 14 11 4 53 9
5 Derby County 30 13 12 5 51 14
6 Sheff Wed 30 13 11 6 50 12
7 Ipswich 30 13 9 8 48 2
8 Birmingham 30 13 8 9 47 8
9 Cardiff 30 11 12 7 45 5
10 Forest 30 10 12 8 42 6
11 Wolves 30 10 10 10 40 -1
12 Brentford 30 11 7 12 40 -2
13 Q.P.R. 30 9 12 9 39 1
14 Preston 30 9 12 9 39 -1
15 Reading 30 9 9 12 36 0
16 Leeds Utd 30 8 12 10 36 -5
17 Huddersfield 30 8 8 14 32 -4
18 Blackburn 28 6 13 9 31 0
19 Fulham 29 6 11 12 29 -5
20 Bristol City 30 6 10 14 28 -22
21 MK Dons 29 7 6 16 27 -18
22 Rotherham 30 7 4 19 25 -19
23 Bolton 30 4 12 14 24 -21
24 Charlton 30 5 9 16 24 -30
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Queens Park Rangers Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 12:30PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Milton Keynes Dons (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 8 2016 7:45PM : Derby County (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Recent Queens Park Rangers Results (view all)

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.QPR4Me9
2.Superhoop505
3.Clarets R Mad2
4.silvertrowel1
5.sandydl1
6.rodneeranger1
7.qprharrod1
8.NZ ranger1
9.jezza991
10.jdqpr18821