QPR striker Remy admits to inner demons

The France international warns Harry Redknapp that he can struggle if things do not feel right in his head, despite scoring on his debut in a 1-1 draw against West Ham
New QPR signing Loic Remy has spoken of the inner demons that have affected his career in the past, with injuries and issues in his personal life contributing to inconsistent performances on the pitch.

The west London club's £8 million record signing scored on his debut in a 1-1 draw against West Ham on Sunday to maintain the Rs' unbeaten start to 2013, although Harry Redknapp's men remain five points adrift of safety.

While Remy's goal underlined why Redknapp was keen to bring him to Loftus Road, the player was quick to take the pressure off himself in his new surroundings.

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"When I'm 100 per cent I can do very good things but when there's something not right in my head, something bothering me, then it becomes a bit difficult," he told the Daily Mirror.

"My profile as a player is that when I've got a small problem, things become difficult. It might sound pretentious but the physios say to me that I'm like a Formula One car. Whenever I've got a small problem, it's straight into the pits."

Remy form for Marseille and scoring of four goals in 17 appearances for France, despite missing Euro 2012 through injury, prompted QPR to take a risk on him despite his troubled history, including an ongoing paternity wrangle over a child born to a girl from Toulon that is due to be concluded at the end of January.