I never really wanted to sell Taarabt at Tottenhamd, says coach Redknapp

Mahmoud Elassal, Monday 26 Nov 2012

Queens Park Rangers new coach hails the performance of Moroccan striker Adel Taarabt

Morocco's Taarabt (Photo: Reuters)

Queens Park Rangers' new coach Harry Redknapp believes that Morocco striker Adel Taarabt has a big role to play under his guidance since he took charge of the team last week.

"Adel has a big future," Redknapp to the English Premier League club official website.

"He’s an amazing talent with the ball; he can still do more without it, but there’s no doubt he’s a match-winner for us," he added.

The 23-year-old Moroccan attacker was sold to QPR from Tottenham when Redknapp was in charge of the Spurs.

"He can turn things for us. He’s the player who can do something special, so we’ll be looking to get the best out of him."

The 65 year-old tactician revealed that he never had a problem with Taarabat and he was against offloading him from Tottenham squad.

"I never really wanted to sell him at Tottenham, to be honest.

"I had a good relationship with him. I never had a problem with Adel.

"At times his problems were self-inflicted, but I let him go because he wasn’t playing and the Chairman felt it was a good time to let him go.

"He was a player I was always wary of letting go because I knew he could come back and haunt me one day."

Despite the QPR are in the bottom of the English Premier League teams table with only four points after 13 games, Taarabt expressed satisfaction regarding his performance with the team, as he scored 23 goals since he joined the team.

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