Tjaronn Chery revels in Rangers win

A GOAL, a win and Sky's man of the match trophy on the opening weekend of the season was just the tonic for Tjaronn Chery on Sunday lunchtime.

The Dutchman was the star-turn with the Sky experts, playing his part in an opening day performance to remember for Rangers, as the Hoops put Leeds to the sword in emphatic style at Loftus Road.

If truth be told, the 3-0 final scoreline flattered the visitors who were second-best throughout, as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's men totally orchestrated proceedings in W12, to the delight of the R's new number 10.

"It was a great way to start the season for us," he told www.qpr.co.uk.

"It was really important to win the first game of the season - and we did it in style too, which is great for ourselves and the fans.

"I think we showed all sides of our game.

"We defended very well, we attacked very well – and we did both as a team, and that is what the manager demands of us.

"That is what he is trying to instil throughout the squad and thankfully it all came together nicely on Sunday."

Chery, starting his second full season at QPR, notched the all-important second goal of the game from the penalty spot, with skipper Nedum Onuoha and striker Sebastian Polter also getting on the scoresheet for the hosts.

He added: "We had a good pre-season and you could see the fitness levels and the confidence that is running throughout the side.

"This is just one game though.

"We have set ourselves a good level of performance - now we need to continue it."

Chery was full of praise for fellow attacker Polter, who didn't give the Leeds defence a moments peace throughout the 90 minutes and was rewarded with a stunning stoppage-time goal.

"I was really pleased for Seb to score," said Chery.

"The goal was just what he deserved for a fantastic striker's performance. It was a super finish.

"Like our squad, he is improving, and that comes through hard work, so I couldn't be more pleased for him."

We have set ourselves a good level of performance - now we need to continue it.

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