Villa win has Green fired up for Blues
ROB GREEN believes QPR are fired up to shoot down Chelsea after from Monday night’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa.
A brace from Charlie Austin saw Rangers pick up their second win of the season and move off the bottom of the table – and to within just three points of Villa.
In a game of little quality, it was former Burnley forward Austin who settled the game, but Green also played his part as QPR boss Harry Redknapp saw his side pick up just their second clean sheet of the season.
The result may hold more importance for the R’s, who face a west London derby at Stamford Bridge on Saturday before welcoming champions Man City to Loftus Road.
And Green – who recovered from an illness to take his place in goal for QPR – feels he and his team-mates are now ready for the challenges ahead.
“It’s pleasing to get the win, I’m delighted for everyone,” he said.
“It gives you that little bit of a lift going into two tough games.
“If we hadn’t won, you’d be looking at the next two with a bit more concern.
“Games at home like this one are key, so it’s that bit more pleasing. It reinstalls the belief you’ve got. If you really give it a go at home, sometimes they can’t come up with answers.
“We asked questions of Villa going forward quickly, and it proved fruitful.
“In that respect it is finding a way to win games, finding a way to cause problems and believing in our own ability as much as anything.
“If it means killing games off after an hour, so be it. That’s the sort of thing you have to do.”
CONFIDENT: Rob Green
TARGET: Tyrone Mings