Post-match: Redknapp lauds QPR character after draw with Stoke City
At some point, Queens Park Rangers will have to get three points out of games like today’s if they’re going to stay up, but as a new defense settles in to a team that’s reacquainting itself with life in the Premier League, QPR manager Harry Redknapp found some silver linings after today’s 2-2 draw against visiting Stoke City.
“It was difficult. I thought we showed great character to keep going,” Redknapp explained after today’s match at Loftus Road.
QPR went down twice, once on each side of halftime, before responses from Steven Caulker and Niko Kranjcar, the latter coming for a free kick buried two minutes before time.
The result gave the Hoops four points from five rounds.
“It’s a vital point,” Redknapp said. “Every point is vital for us in this division. When you’re 2-1 down, it’s a great point.”
Matched up against the man he replaced on QPR’s sidelines, Redknapp may have expected his team’s second victory of the season. Instead, he was left lauding the performance of Mark Hughes’ Potters.
“They’re not an easy team to go behind to,” Redknapp conceded. “They’re very solid. You can see why they haven’t gotten beat away from home.”
Redknapp’s full post-match comments can be seen above.