DEFENDER Christopher Samba has called on his teammates to have the attitude of Bobby Zamora ahead of Saturday’s showdown with Manchester United.
The giant Rangers centre-back has expressed his disgust at the team’s performance following QPR’s 4-1 defeat at Swansea City earlier this month.
Harry Redknapp’s side were reinvigorated by Zamora’s half-time introduction at the Liberty Stadium with the forward quickly pulling a goal back.
Unfortunately he was unable to inspire a second half fight back but Samba wants the forwards urgency to rub off on the rest of the squad.
“I have nothing to hide – I was very angry,” Samba told www.qpr.co.uk
. “I said what I saw to the players.
“Bobby Zamora showed us what the Premier League is about when he came on. I think more of the players should have his attitude – urgency that reflects we have 12 games left and must play every one like a cup final. We have to give everything.
“You shouldn’t be ashamed of your performances but against Swansea, I was ashamed of both mine and the team’s performance. There’s nothing worse than feeling full of regret.”
Samba and the rest of the QPR team returned from their warm weather training camp in Dubai earlier this week.
After spending time away in the United Arab Emirates, Rangers focus has quickly turned to Saturday’s visit of champions-elect United.
But despite them leading the table by 12 points the ex-Blackburn Rovers defender is determined in his quest to get something from the match.
“We all want to beat Manchester United. We’ve worked hard for two weeks in the lead up to the game and we want to get a result,” said the 28-year-old.
“But whatever happens, we need to show great attitude and commitment on the pitch. We have quality, but we also have to show desire.”