Redknapp explains why QPR rescue mission is harder than Pompey & Spurs

Harry Redknapp has described his task of keeping QPR in the Premier League as his biggest challenge because of the club’s embarrassing points total.

The R’s are at the bottom of the table, with four points from 13 games and Redknapp, who has faced situations like this before with Portsmouth and Tottenham

“Yeah, I would [say it was my biggest challenge],” Redknapp said.

“Going back to Portsmouth, I knew if I failed there I wouldn’t be alive now.

“I don’t know what would have happened. This is a tough one as well.”

When he took over at Pompey the south coast club were not in the relegation zone but it looked as if the 65-year-old was heading for a second successive season in the bottom three before a late run saved them.

But QPR, although at an early stage, are already cut adrift at the bottom of the league.

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“The position of where we are makes it tough,” he added.

“You don’t have four points from 13 games if things are going well. We keep saying we’ve got a good team.

“How do you end up with four points? It’s an incredible total. We’ve got to find a way of getting them playing better.

“Any side should be higher than four points.

“It’s an embarrassing total for the players that they have. We’ve got to do better. It’s going to be hard but we’ve got to.”

Tottenham had picked up two points from eight games before Redknapp replaced Juande Ramos and Redknapp felt that improvement wasn’t needed as much.

He added: “It’s different to Tottenham for sure. Tottenham was eight games.

“You looked at the squad and it there weren’t any areas that needed dramatic improvement.

“You’ve lost Zamora, Johnson. It’s left me short in one or two areas.

“We know what we’ve got and we’ve got to get the best out of this group now.

“We’ve got to find a way of winning football matches.”