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GRANERO: WE SHOWED TOO MUCH RESPECT

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12:20 11th February 2013

R’s midfielder reflects on Swansea loss ...

ESTEBAN Granero conceded the R’s showed Swansea City too much respect in Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

The hosts took the lead early on through Michu before Angel Rangel doubled their lead on 18 minutes.

Bobby Zamora – who was introduced to the action at half-time, along with Granero – halved the deficit for QPR, before Pablo Hernandez and Michu completed the scoring.

“We respected them too much in the beginning, which is exactly what the manager told us not to do,” Granero revealed.

The Swans went into the game looking to leap-frog Liverpool into seventh spot in the table, and did so with their ninth win of the campaign.

“We had a bad first half against a team who has some of the best play in the Premier League,” Granero added. “They kept the ball and we struggled to get it back.

“They scored two early goals as well which made it harder for us.”

The introduction of Zamora and Granero at the break produced an instant return, with the former Fulham man netting his fifth goal of the season to get Rangers back into the game, albeit briefly.

“Our reaction in the second half was good,” said Granero. “We pressed higher and got back in the game at 2-1, but conceded almost immediately.

“I thought we were the better team after that and controlled the game but when you concede another two goals it makes it difficult.”



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