QPR's Sandro explains where Tottenham Hotspur impressed him

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QPR midfielder Sandro is disappointed his side did not get more against Tottenham at the weekend.

QPR midfielder Sandro believes he saw encouraging signs in his team during their 2-1 home loss against Tottenham.

Speaking to QPR's official website, the Brazilian said he was impressed with his former side, particularly their retention of possession.

He said: "I thought Tottenham played good, they kept the ball and passed it well. But we did very well in the first half and had some good chances.

“It is disappointing because every single point means a lot for us, but this is in the past now. We have to think about the next game.”

Sandro played the whole game during the loss at Loftus Road, a milestone for him after an injury hit start to his career at the club.

His first hand observation of Tottenham is backed up by figures too. This season they have a better overall possession rate than the previous two years, and record a higher number of completed passes per game.

  SeasonPossession PercentageAccurate passes per game
Tottenham 2014-2015 56% 407.89
Tottenham 2013-2014 54% 385.89
Tottenham 2012-2013 53% 364

The win was a big one for Spurs who currently sit in sixth place just one point behind Liverpool, in sixth place, and three points behind fourth placed Manchester United.

They travel to Old Trafford in their next Premier League game, while QPR face a similarly crucial match. 

Sandro's side are away at Crystal Palace and remain in the relegation zone, three points adrift from safety with 10 games to go.

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