YENI Ngbakoto hailed Rangers’ attacking flair following the Hoops 5-1 demolition of Rotherham United on Saturday.
The R’s ran riot in W12, running out comfortable winners against the Championship’s bottom side, on an afternoon when Ngbakoto scored one and provided two assists.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, the 25 year-old expressed his delight at playing a pivotal role in the handsome home win, commenting: “It was a really good performance – and victory.
“We deserved the win and the final scoreline was fantastic for us.
“We worked hard for this result, so I’m so happy for me, my team-mates and the fans, who supported us fantastically.
“To score five goals at home is brilliant and it continues our really good home form.”
In a lively opening in W12, Rangers were ahead inside five minutes thanks to Matt Smith’s well-taken goal.
Rotherham were briefly on terms when Joel Newell fired home an unstoppable strike to equalise, but the Hoops were soon back in front thanks to Luke Freeman’s composed finish.
“We started the game very well and scored the early goal, which is something we talked about in the build-up to the match,” said Ngbakoto.
“Their equaliser was a good finish, but we felt we could’ve defended it better, with the second ball.
“But to go in front again before half-time gave us a big boost and we really took over from there.”
Despite leading 2-1 at the break, R’s boss Ian Holloway wasn’t all together satisfied at half-time, prompting a tactical switch that saw Ngbakoto pushed into a more advanced area.
He said: “The manager made a few tactical changes at half-time and I thought we really took control in the second half.
“We pressed them really well and we created a lot of chances.”
Indeed, Holloway’s tactical switch certainly paid dividends.
Ngbakoto’s penalty - his fourth goal of the campaign - made it 3-1, before further goals from Massimo Luongo and Nedum Onuoha clinched an emphatic victory.
“I had a good feeling for the penalty,” said Ngbakoto.
“I said that to Idrissa (Sylla) and he gave me the ball, which was nice of him.
“He let me take it, he was happy for me to take it, and that is great, because it shows the spirit we have.
“I wanted to score and thankfully I did.”
Ngbakoto is thriving under Holloway and the man himself is eager to go from strength-to-strength following the international break, where he’ll link up with Congo for the very first time.
“It’s going well for me now,” he said.
“I’ve worked really hard after a difficult start for me here.
“The manager and his staff are really pushing me.
“I feel good. I’m scoring goals, providing assists and we’re winning matches, so all is good.”
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