Queens Park Rangers became the second casualty of the Premier League relegation zone, falling 6-0 at Manchester City on Sunday morning.
Manager Chris Ramsey had plenty to say after the loss. He wants to stick around and help the R’s earn promotion, and he’s a bit stunned at how his team looked in such a crucial fixture.
[ MATCH RECAP: Man City 6-0 QPR ]
Even with the odds stacked against their survival, Ramsey expected more.
From the BBC:
“We came here with a lot of hope, shot ourselves in the foot and gave away three set-pieces which they scored from. On the day we didn’t really turn up and they are a very good team. The boys will be very disappointed in the way they performed. We are really feel sorry for the travelling fans.
“As you can imagine the dressing room is very, very quiet. I don’t think it’s a time for post mortems, our fate is what it is. The club is in a rebuilding phase now and would have been anyway regardless of today. There are lots of people at the club who will be extremely disappointed in the way we conducted ourselves today.”
It’s a lot to take for fans of the R’s, who will now have to hope for a rebuilt unit to quickly thrive in the Championship. Twelve players are out of contract, including Joey Barton and Bobby Zamora.
Tony Fernandez has the money to bring in help, but also consider that Charlie Austin, Robert Green and Matt Phillips will be among those sought after in the transfer market. This time, going back up is going to be much, much tougher.