QPR manager Ian Holloway has said that he’s looking to take on the role of “teacher” as he looks to rectify his side’s defensive errors.
The Hoops failed to clear their lines when under pressure leading to Nelson Oliveira’s neatly taken strike, and Holloway says that sometimes you need to take a no nonsense approach.
He said: “If I'm his team-mates i’d have told him to absolutely leather that. Sometimes you realise it isn’t all about being pretty.
“If he’d have cleared it where our centre forward was running, then they’d have been in trouble. We did it three or four times in the first half and got down that channel.
“The defending from that wasn’t good enough. A lot of our defending all night was excellent, but that one wasn’t good enough. I won’t enjoy seeing that one again.”
Holloway then spoke about how managers must take responsibility for what happens on the pitch, saying that it’s up to him and the coaching staff to show the players how to rectify their errors.
He said: “I had some good teachers when I was young. When I got a sum wrong they didn’t slaughter me, they showed me how to put it right.
“It’s difficult these days when managers are getting blamed for everything left, right and centre. But you’ve got to believe in yourself and help them and take the responsibility yourself, which I do all the time.
“Unfortunately after the second goal went in we looked almost defeated, which I don’t ever want to see again.
“You’ve got to keep going and keep believing.”