Granero not targeting QPR exit
The 25-year-old playmaker has endured a difficult first season in England since moving to the club in the summer from Real Madrid but insists that he is not thinking about leaving
QPR midfielder Esteban Granero is adamant that he has no interest in looking for another club and is simply focused on trying to help the side avoid relegation this season.
Harry Redknapp’s team remain rooted to the bottom of the league table, seven points adrift of safety and with only 11 games remaining to try to beat the drop, with speculation surrounding the futures of several members of the squad should they go down.
But Granero argued to the club’s official website: “I am not the type of player who wants to play for many teams and move every transfer window.
“I like to get involved with the club, with the team, with everything. I have only played for two teams [before QPR] in my career; one is the team of my life, Real Madrid, and one is Getafe, who I was with on loan.
“I am not thinking about the future. In the summer I signed a four-year contract because I wanted to spend four years here and I still want to spend four years here.
“I do not want to be changing teams all the time. I am happy at QPR. This is a good club for me. I feel now this club forms part of me and I am just thinking about playing these games and trying to get out of the relegation zone.
“Then we can face a new season with new opportunities and try to start better from the beginning to make sure it is a better season.”
With Saturday’s trip away to fellow strugglers Southampton earmarked as an opportunity to pick up some much-needed points, Granero admits that, even though he has settled in well at the club, he will regard this season as a failure if they are relegated.
He added: “Apart from the results, everything is perfect! But when you are bottom of the league it is hard to relax and be happy because you are suffering for the club, for the supporters, and for yourself.
“We still have the chance to get out of this situation and if we manage this, I will remember this as a great season. We have some very difficult games ahead and this is a big challenge for us. We have to be ready for it.”