Christopher Samba has gone on a rant about his wages and his level of performance following his dismal display against Fulham on Monday night.
Fulham beat QPR 3-2 and Samba came under serious scrutiny after conceding a penalty within 8 minutes. The QPR defender added to his side’s woes when his attempt to dribble the ball out from defence, saw him lose control of the ball and invite Dimitar Berbatov to score his second of the game, putting QPR 0-2 down to their London rivals.
The loss left QPR seven points away from safety with their clash against Wigan on April 7th now being a must win game – tickets available for £17 at www.bigticketshop.co.uk.
Samba has started seven games following his £12.5 million move to QPR from Anzhi in January and is said to be earning over £100,000 a week, which itself has bought unwanted attention to the Congo international.
The former Blackburn Rovers man tweeted after the game:
[quote]I am sorry I let the side down, really upset with my first-half performance,[/quote]
and “Fed up with the money tweets, get over it.
“We do are best every week, what I get payed has nothing to do with any of you, as for my price tag I didn’t put a price on my head, grow up pls”
The Republic of Congo international added: “Tell me what is a £100k performance? See everyone talking about mistakes, like footballers cannot have an off day on the pitch. We are human like all of you. Grow up some of you, please.”
Samba has played 630 minutes so far in the Premier League for QPR, making just two tackles and winning just 33% of his ground duels in games against Norwich City, Swansea City, Southampton and Aston Villa amongst others. He has 67% passing accuracy and a total of 65 clearances for his team to his name.
QPR currently sit 19th in the league and seven points from safety. They are 17th in the Premier League form table, losing their last two games 3-2 to Aston Villa and Fulham.
QPR have picked up six points from a possible 18, conceding 14 goals in their last six games, not something Harry Redknapp had in mind as he tried to shore up his defence by splashing the cash on a central defender like Christopher Samba.
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