The manager of Queens Park Rangers, Harry Redknapp, has lauded the English striker Charlie Austin for his wonderful strike in the game against Charlton Athletic last weekend. With the help of Austin’s goal, QPR secured a 1-0 win in that game.
With that win, QPR got equalized with Burnley and Leicester City in terms of points, but, since their goal differential is worse than those two sides, they are still at no. 3 in the Championship points table.
Austin had arrived at the Loftus Road Stadium during the pre-season transfer window after leaving Burnley. QPR had bought him after paying a transfer fee of about 4 million Pounds.
Austin has so far featured for QPR in 16 Championship games and has scored 7 goals. This is not a bad record by any means.
Talking to the reporters about Austin in the post match press conference, Redknapp said, “Charlie has really been sensational for us. The goal that he scored today was absolutely brilliant.”
“The thing that I like the most about him is his attitude. His energy level remains the same either he is on the pitch or he is training and that’s fantastic.”
QPR’s assistant manager, Kevin Bond, also had a few things to say about Austin after the match. Bond said, “The thing about Charlie is that he trains very hard and the way he performed today, it was top class. The young man deserves to be praised.”
When asked about Harry Redknapp completing 30 years of his managerial career, Bond said, “Harry is one of those guys who don’t focus on these kind of things that much. Off course, that’s a brilliant achievement and now, that the team has secured 3 points, it has become an even more special day for us.”