Mbia backs QPR boss Redknapp over Bosingwa issue

The midfielder believes his manager was right to fine the defender for his refusal to sit on the bench two weeks ago and insists he would never behave like that.
QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia has backed manager Harry Redknapp over Jose Bosingwa's refusal to sit on the bench against Fulham on December 15.

Redknapp fined the Portuguese defender two weeks' wages (£130,000) for his actions and has been left out of the past two QPR squads.

And whilst Mbia has backed his manager by stating he wouldn't behave like Bosingwa did, he hopes the two can resolve their dispute as he feels the Champions League winner is a vital part of the squad.

"If the manager tells me to sit on the bench I will do it," Mbia told reporters following.

"It's up to the manager to make the decisions, if he wants you to sit on the bench you sit on the bench.

"It's a very difficult and complicated situation. Hopefully at the end of the day the club and player can sort it out as Jose is a very good player."

Despite QPR still remaining six points from safety, the Cameroon international believes his new manager can lead his team out of the relegation zone in the coming months.

He added: "I believe in him. I believe he is the man to get us out of trouble, it's up to the players to give 100 per cent, but the manager will give a lot to us.

"He will enable the players to give the best of themselves.

"He has helped me a lot already. He has tried to make me a more intelligent player. He wants me to be more careful on the pitch so I don't pick up needless yellow and red cards.

"I definitely think we can stay up, the gaffer gives us so much confidence, he uses so many different words, I know we can do it."