Ramsey defends tactical decision during QPR's match against Arsenal

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey substituted Sandro during the club's midweek defeat to Arsenal.

Queens Park Rangers manager Chris Ramsey has defended his decision to take off Sandro against Arsenal in midweek at his press conference today.

With the score locked at 0-0 after 56 minutes, Ramsey opted to replace Sandro with Niko Kranjcar which was arguably the turning point in the match.

Arsenal went on to score twice in quick succession to take a commanding lead and they eventually secured the three points despite a late Charlie Austin strike.

It created potential criticism of Ramsey with the argument that he should have left Sandro on the pitch, but the manager has explained his reasoning for substituting the Brazilian. 

Sandro's career has been blighted with injury recently and it is hardly surprising to see his current club operating with caution. 

The 27-year-old has the ability to be one of their most crucial players in the run-in, but they must ensure that he stays off the treatment table.

It means that Ramsey will have to play a fine balancing act, but the manager is confident that he will be able to play a longer part this weekend when the R's take on Tottenham Hotspur. 

QPR go into the game against Spurs as underdogs, but they will be backed by a raucous Loftus Road crowd and an upset could happen if they play to their full potential. 

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