ARIEL Borysiuk says QPR’s high-intensity approach in the second half against Birmingham City at the weekend needs to become the club’s DNA.
The 25 year-old Polish midfielder made his first league start for the R’s and won the plaudits of the QPR fans for his no-nonsense approach and committed display.
Despite impressing his new supporters, the man who joined us from Legia Warsaw in the summer was critical of his own performance.
“The first half was difficult for me,” he told www.qpr.co.uk after the 1-1 draw against Gary Rowett’s side. “It was my first full game since May, which is a long, long time.
“It took me a little while to get into the match, but minute after minute I felt more confident and, for the first game, it was not bad.”
Borysiuk was a major part of Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s pre-season programme, but his full league debut was delayed owing to a frustrating injury.
“I am very happy because I am fit now after five weeks with an ankle problem,” he explained. “This was a very difficult time for me, particularly in a new country and with a new language.
“I probably needed a bit more time, but now I feel great. I feel 100 per cent and I am ready to help the team.”
Borysiuk’s tough-tackling nature seems to have made him an instant hit with the QPR fans, and he admitted: “This is my style, I like to put challenges in.
“I really like the QPR fans and how they are, their support – especially after my tackle!”
Rangers came from behind to level through Steven Caulker on Saturday, but despite creating numerous chances in the second half, were unable to grab a match-winner.
“We are a little bit disappointed because in the second half we played very well, and the support was great,” Borysiuk said.
“The fans want us to show this passion and determination. We must play like this more, particularly at home.
“On one side we are disappointed not to win, but on the other side we know that if we can play more like we did in the second half we will move up the league.
“We need to work hard to show this style. This style needs to become the DNA of QPR.”