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Moroccan revealed team-mate Faurlin is worried he is to blame for potential points-docking but claims Hoops "have done nothing wrong" as hearing looms

QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt is keen to prove to former manager Harry Redknapp that he made a mistake to sell him when he makes the step up to the Premier League next season.

Taarabt moved to Loftus Road last summer in a £1 million deal and has been in fine form this season as the Hoops secured promotion to the top flight, and he is keen to prove his worth to his former employers.

“I have nothing against Harry Redknapp,” he is quoted as saying by The Mail.

“The last time I saw him he joked with me, ‘I sold you for £1m and now you must be worth £8-9m. The chairman will kill me!’ But I hope I can prove to Spurs they made a mistake to sell me.”

The 21-year-old maintains that he has no regrets over leaving White Hart Lane and insisted that he had to leave to further his career.

“I don't have any regrets about leaving them. I was in New York when I decided it was time to go so I called Harry and told him, ‘I want to leave’.

“He told me to wait until after pre-season and then see how I felt. But I knew there was no point in this. I knew that he would never play me while they were paying £25m for new players.

“I didn't want to be like [Giovani] dos Santos. I knew it was time to leave for the sake of my career. Look at Kevin-Prince Boateng. He was also at Spurs with me, but he left and now he is playing for AC Milan.”

Taarabt may yet not get the chance to showcase his skills in the top flight as QPR face a hearing over the signing of Alejandro Faurlin and could be hit with a 15 point deduction, sending them back into the play-offs.

The Moroccan revealed that Faurlin is worried about the hearing as he feels responsible for the situation, but insists that none of the team blame him and maintains that the club should not be denied a place in the Premier League.

“The first few days, Ali was a little bit worried because he thought the lads would blame him - but we told him it is not his fault.

“He has been brilliant all season and you can't deny that. He deserves to be in the Premier League as well. If promotion is to be taken away from us by the FA, it would destroy me and it would destroy my team-mates.

“We have not cheated. We have played every match with 11 versus 11 players on the pitch.

“We never did anything wrong. If there are problems with things upstairs then surely that is to do with them, not the team.

“It would be a disaster for every player. But what can we do? We have won the Championship. And even if the FA take that away, I will still tell people I am a champion.”

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