Massimo Luongo hails Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink for turning around Sebastian Polter’s QPR career
PUBLISHED: 17:30 18 August 2016 | UPDATED: 17:45 18 August 2016
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Massimo Luongo has hailed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink for the role he has had in transforming Sebastian Polter’s QPR career.
The German striker has come on leaps and bounds since Hasselbaink’s arrival at Loftus Road last December, and Luongo feels the Dutchman deserves huge credit for the faith he has shown in the former FSV Mainz 05 striker.
Speaking exclusively to the Times: “I’ve been very impressed with the progress Seb has made.
“He had a really tough time last season for the most part.
“It wasn’t just him though, a lot of the boys weren’t consistent, including me, and it was hard for us all to adapt to the different managers’ methods.
“You’ve then got to accept the fact that some managers don’t like your style and you’re not going to get picked, but luckily for Seb when Jimmy came in he showed real faith in him.
“He just needed a manager that believed in him and then make sure he really worked on his game, and the progress he has made since has been brilliant.
“He works harder than most people on the field, so he deserves all the recognition he is getting at the moment.
“He terrorised Premier League defenders the other week (against Watford) so that proves the quality he possesses. Hopefully he can continue in the same vein this season for us, as he could prove to be a key player in this team.
“It’s all about confidence and momentum and Seb has that in abundance at the moment, he’s really made that lone role his own up front.
“Everyone is behind everyone here, there are no individuals – we all support each other – so of course we are all really pleased to see Seb doing so well.”