Chris Ramsey encouraged by QPR’s performances despite defeats

Chris Ramsey QPR v Spurs

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Chris Ramsey feels that QPR have shown this week they belong in the Premier League despite losing to Arsenal and Tottenham at Loftus Road.

The Hoops boss was left frustrated again on Saturday as his side failed to make the most of their chances and allowed Tottenham take control of their tussle before a late rally failed to rescue a point for the home side.

Despite the defeat that leaves QPR three points from safety with ten games left to play, Ramsey has taken encouragement from the performance of his players this week.

“The last two games have been against two very good teams and we’ve been in the game,” he said.

“Had we scored first or capitalised on our chances, I think we might have nicked two points out of the last two games.”

QPR face a third straight London derby when they go to Selhurst Park next Saturday to face Crystal Palace. Ramsey’s team are on offer at 4.19 to end a run of three successive defeats by defeating Palace (1.76) with the draw at 3.41.

Ramsey also felt his side should have had at least one penalty against Tottenham.

The R’s boss said he was not clear on whether referee Craig Pawson had a good view of a first-half challenge on Mauricio Isla by Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris but he felt aggrieved at the decision to wave away appeals for handball against Nabil Bentaleb with QPR trailing 2-1 near the end of the game.

“When you get the ball in the box, where the damage is done, and you don’t get what you need. Then you end up losing the game, it’s very frustrating,” added Ramsey.

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