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LAST WORD: Karl Praises Players and Fans Despite QPR Defeat

U's boss on Carabao Cup tie

25 August 2021

Oxford United went out of the Carabao Cup with their heads held high despite a 2-0 defeat at QPR last night.

Boss Karl Robinson was quick to praise the efforts not just of his players but also the incredible travelling support they received:

“I thought in the first 20 minutes we had a few chances and we hit the bar twice in the first half but from 20 minutes on they really did dominate us and we looked second rate for that last 25 minutes in the first half” he said with typical honesty.

“The second half was more even and again we missed chances; we were more dominant on Saturday at Bolton but again we are opening teams up and creating chances. My players never stop trying and they have big hearts but we can question our quality in the final third this evening

“I thought it was a good game to watch between two teams who want to go forward. That’s what cup games do; you are more aggressive and commit more men forward because of that.

“There was a wry smile when Rob Dickie scored his goal. He is not just a talented player but also an incredible person, a credit to his family, and QPR are very lucky to have him. We are playing teams who buy from us; one day we will hopefully see the reverse of this.

“The club is pushing forward and needs to keep doing that. We are in fantastic hands, supported very well and that Yellow Wall follows us everywhere

“Not just here but everywhere we go: we went to Cambridge and Bolton and sold out. We are very lucky to have them. We are just a bit disappointed that we didn’t give them the result they wanted tonight.”

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