QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink hailed a ‘good, but not perfect’ performance, as Rangers eased to a 3-0 win against Leeds United on the opening weekend of the season at Loftus Road.
Nedum Onuoha handed Rangers the perfect start inside four minutes, before second half goals from Tjaronn Chery (pen) and Sebastian Polter clinched a straightforward victory for the Hoops in front of a buoyant home crowd.
Speaking exclusively to www.qpr.co.uk, Hasselbaink expressed his delight at the R’s performance, commenting: “I thought it was a good performance – not perfect, but good.
“Look, it always helps when you score early, because it helped settle you down.
“But we didn’t just take the goal for granted – we kept going, we kept asking questions of Leeds and that really pleased me.
“The organisation was good – we worked from our platform.
“We suffered a bit at the end of the first half, but I learnt a lot from that spell.
“In the second half, even though we didn’t have the ball for spells, we controlled the game and that was very pleasing.
“All in all, it was a good home performance.”
Despite the R’s impressive display, the Hoops boss refused to go overboard in his assessment, and insists this result is now forgotten, as the focus of attention switches to Wednesday night’s EFL Cup tie against Swindon Town in W12.
“I don’t want to look back. We are learning from the past, but we are looking forward,” he said.
“We want to be positive, we want to be together – but this is just the start.
“We’ve got three points on the board, but we need to get better.
“We’ve set a benchmark now, and it’s up to us to find consistency. That is the challenge.
“Listen, let’s not get carried away. It’s just one match.
“I’ve forgotten about this game already – we’ve got another game on Wednesday night now, and that is my focus.”