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Gomes | "Today, we showed we can play the football that we want to"

Royals boss reflects on a dominant performance at Loftus Road and the positives to take into 2019...

29 December 2018

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"José, that was a really good performance. How do you feel?" came the opening question after an enthralling goalless affair at Loftus Road.

"For it to be a very very good performance we should win," he replied.

"We did a great first half, completely controlled the game and we deserved to score and go in ahead at half-time.

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Report | Entertaining affair ends goalless

29 December 2018

The second half was more balanced, we had chances, they had chances - so the flavour that I feel right now is that we lost two points."

The Royals passed the ball with precision and intent to attack, bossed possession and threatened to carve QPR open on a number of occasions, but all that was missing was a winning goal. 

"This is the football that I want to play and the football the players want to play - but with goals. And we created a lot today, got into a lot of good situations where we could have scored - so I am proud of what my players did today.

"We have only been working with them for one week, allowing them to recover while also sharing our ideas with them. Everything is new and they have given a  big effort to play like I want. So they deserve special mention.

"And I also have to mention our fans. They came in their numbers, supported their team from the first second to the end. And they saw some fantastic football.

"I am enjoying this football...but we must win. We are not here to try. We must win. Today there was a lot of beautiful, positive football, a lot of good offensive actions, everybody enjoyed the rmatch - so I'm happy with that. But not the result.

"The way my players are working, the courage they are showing, the energy I am feeling day by day, I feel the results will come very soon. They players really want it and the feeling is positive for the future. Today we showed we are able to play like we want to play.

"I'm not a magician. I cannot touch it and suddenly everything is new. I can only share my ideas. It has to come from the players.

"The good thing is that the players accept my ideas and they like my ideas. So all the good words from today should be for them, not for me."

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