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09:22 30th October 2012

by @OfficialQPR

Esteban remains confident the tide will turn …

ESTEBAN Granero insists Rangers can’t afford to dwell on Saturday’s controversial defeat to Arsenal – and is as determined as ever to give QPR fans something to celebrate when Reading come to town this weekend.

Granero has settled into life in the Premier League in impressive style, yet even his positive performances have failed to reap their rewards, with Mark Hughes’s men still searching for their first victory of the campaign.

Speaking exclusively to, Granero believes the tide will turn in the coming weeks, commenting: “It has to change because the reality is we only have three points and are bottom of the table.

“We have a good team, a good squad, a good manager, we do not deserve to be there - but that does not matter because you have to win games.

“We know we have deserved more than three points until now, but we cannot think back, we just have to keep pushing, training hard like we have been doing and things will change, I am confident of that.”

Looking back to Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at the Emirates, which saw 10-man Rangers succumb to a late Mikel Arteta goal that TV replays would later show was clearly offside, the former Real Madrid ace bemoaned the R’s cruel luck.

“Again, it was a good team effort,” he said.

“We played better than them at certain stages throughout the match against a difficult team.

“We played with good shape and had our chances, but after the sending off it was difficult.

“They got their goal, which was offside, and after that with 10 players we had our chances again. We kept trying, but it just didn’t fall for us.”

He added: “We are all slightly baffled with how things are going for us.

“But we have no time to look back. We have to look forward to the next games.

“We deserved more against Arsenal and on other days we have too, but the situation is we only have three points.

“We have to train hard this week and be ready for Reading on Sunday.

“It’s a big game in front of our own passionate supporters, so we are confident we can get that first win.”

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