Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp has admitted his side’s battle for Premier League survival suffered a ‘massive blow’ following their 3-2 defeat to relegation rivals Aston Villa.
Ranger looked on their way to secure a crucial three-points after an impressive first-half display, but Villa rallied back after the break to clinch the win to put a dent in the Hoops’ push for safety.
But despite the devastating loss, Redknapp insists his task of maintaining the club’s top flight status is not impossible.
“It’s a massive blow for us,” said the Rangers boss.
“We probably need to win five games now which is tough, it won’t be easy.
“It was always a tough job when I took over but it’s not impossible, you’ve got to keep going.
“We can’t just suddenly give up and feel sorry for ourselves, we have to keep trying and keep going and see if we can turn it around.”
The former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss also added that he felt his side should have made their first-half superiority count and end the contest before the break.
“It shouldn’t have happened because we played so well, I couldn’t ask for more than what the players gave.
“We should have been three or four goals up at half-time. We were so much better than them, it was ridiculous really.
“The keeper made save after save and we hit the woodwork and then we gave a terrible goal away, but it should have been dead and buried.”