Tony Fernandes uses Adel Taarabt to make a point about QPR

Adel Taarabt

The Queens Park Rangers owner was asked if he has failed in certain aspects at Loftus Road.

Tony Fernandes was emphatic in admitting he has 'absolutely' failed in certain aspects of his ownership at QPR, according to the club's official Youtube channel.

However, Fernandes has also argued that certain circumstances have gone against the west London club that no one could have foreseen. A big example for the Malaysian is Adel Taarabt...

When asked if he has failed in certain aspects, the owner told QPR: "Oh, absolutely. There was a euphoria after staying up against Manchester City.

"There was a player who really helped us out and we signed him. No one would have begrudged us doing that and, in the three years that came after, he did nothing. How can you blame us for that?

"Adel was a star before I came. It's one of those things. We're wiser, older and hopefully a little bit smarter."

Taarabt was one of QPR's most divisive players in the club's history - or at the very least recent history.

The 26-year-old could produce magic one minute and then desperately struggle for the next few weeks.

At the same time, Taarabt would be lazy one minute and then QPR's hardest-working player on the pitch when all hope seemed lost.

In future, perhaps the west London side should just avoid all doubt when it comes to enigmatic but talented players? As cautious as that approach would be, it could save the R's so much hassle - but deprive them of many great moments at the same time...

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