Nedum Onuoha believes it is only a matter of time before the R’s pick up that first win of the season.
After a disappointing opening-day defeat to Swansea, QPR have improved with each performance, culminating in an excellent display in last weekend’s 0-0 draw against Chelsea.
The Blues came into the game at Loftus Road sitting top of the table after taking maximum points from their opening three fixtures, but found Rangers in no mood to let them make it four wins from four.
Onuoha joined the fray on 21 minutes, replacing the injured Fabio Da Silva, and now he could be in line to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane.
Spurs recorded their first win of the campaign on Sunday with a 3-1 victory at Reading, but Onuoha told www.qpr.co.uk: “If we do the right things, we have got every chance of getting a good result.
“Tottenham are obviously a very good side and a big side, but it’s 11 v 11. It’s another chance for us to try to get three points.”
And the 25 year-old defender says it’s important the R’s don’t show too much respect to their opponents on Sunday, who this evening play host to Lazio in the Europa League.
“You should go in and respect your opponents but never go any further than that,” he explained. “If you give them too much respect and just stand off them, that’s when you can see how good a team they are.
“For as much as Chelsea didn’t have the best of days against us, that was partially down to us making it difficult for them.
“And that’s the minimum requirement going into the game at Spurs, otherwise the players they have will just destroy you.”
Onuoha is keen to stress that getting the first win of the season isn’t as critical as some would have you believe.
“You could get your first win in the first game of the season and then not get another for weeks,” he said. “It’s more about a succession of results.
“As long as you play well, the wins will start to come. It’s not one win that defines everything, it’s how many you get after that.”
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