QPR midfield star considered quitting Loftus Road
Buzsaky determined force his way back into the side under Mark Hughes
Akos Buzsaky has revealed he considered quitting QPR this season – but now wants to use his new lease of life under Mark Hughes to help fire the club up the Premier League table.
Buzsaky was effectively frozen out under Hughes’ predecessor Neil Warnock, who insisted that the Hungary international was struggling with a knee injury, a suggestion which Buzsaky denies.
The midfielder made his first home league start of the season against Wigan Athletic on Saturday, and scored a dazzling 25-yard free-kick to help secure Hughes’ first win as Rangers manager.
“In the Christmas period I wasn’t even in the squad, I wasn’t even travelling with the team. That was really hard, really testing, to be as low as that has never happened to me in my life,” Buzsaky said.
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“I never had an injury this season, I was always available, but why was I not playing? That was a different question. I don’t think that’s important now, we are looking forward.
“Of course, when you are sidelined that much you are thinking [of leaving] I want to play football and if you’re not playing and not in the plans you are thinking all sorts of things.
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“But in football everything changes so quickly. There’s no point thinking too much, you just need to give 100 per cent on the training pitch and wait for your chance. I am strong enough mentally to get through that and I am sure people can see that I am not going to give up.”
Saturday’s result was QPR’s second win in five days, after the 1-0 victory over MK Dons in the FA Cup last Tuesday, the first time this season they have won back-to-back matches.
Buzsaky believes that Welshman Hughes is making his mark on the whole squad, and insists that all thoughts of relegation must now be dispelled as Rangers look to move up the table.
“This is a good moment for us, we had this comfortable home win, and we played some good football,” Buzsaky added. “As long as we perform like this, it doesn’t matter who plays. The main thing is to get those three points which are so important for us.
“We are very compact, very collective, we train really hard. The training is really quick and we try to do everything at match rhythm. We help each other on the training pitch as well.
“If you see the players we’ve got in the dressing room, we shouldn’t talk about survival, we should be comfortable as a mid-table team, the way we started the season. In football there are always ups and downs, we’ve been down and now hopefully we are on the up.”
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