QPR boss says Fulham star could play for any team in the land
Harry Redknapp believes QPR will have their work cut out in tomorrow’s west London derby because Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov could “play at any team in the country”.
The 31-year-old Bulgarian put in stellar performance in the 2-1 win against Newcastle last Monday which was hailed by Whites boss Martin Jol.
And Redknapp knows his players will have to be on form to deny the former Manchester United striker, who has been played as a support striker by his manager in recent matches.
“He could play for any team in the country, there is not a team that he is not a good enough to play in,” said the 65-year-old manager.
“I thought he was signing of the summer and I was surprised that more teams didn’t go for him,”
Berbatov is the Whites’ top scorer this season but has been very effective playing off a central striker in helping to build up attacks.
He is often criticised as a striker blows hot and cold depending on his mood but the R’s boss says he is still a quality player.
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“I think he is just a fantastic player, whatever mood he is in. I think he is top draw,” said Redknapp.
“You certainly thought there would be a lot of takers for him anyway [in the summer transfer window].”
The former Tottenham manager says that QPR will have to show fight tooth and nail in tomorrow’s clash at Loftus Road if they are to pick up their first win of the campaign.
“We are close to getting that first win, we are at home, [in a] London derby but it will be blood sweat and tears to see if we can get that win,” he said.
“I think it will be a really good game.”