Oct 7 2012 By Jacob Murtagh
ESTEBAN Granero insists it's the players – not boss Mark Hughes – who are to blame for QPR's dismal start to the season.
Rangers remain rooted to the foot of the table heading into the international break after Saturday's defeat to West Brom.
Pressure is mounting on the under-fire manager, with some fans calling for his head.
However, Granero says it's the players who should take the flack and insists Hughes is the right man to change their fortunes.
He said: “We know we have the best manager. It's not his fault, it's our fault because last time against West Ham he told us what would happen and it did.
“It's our fault, the people on the pitch. We are the ones who have to improve. The manager is doing great and for sure is the best manager we have.
“We're worried because this is not where we want to be. We know we deserved more from this period because of the squad we have and our manager. We know we know we have to improve.”
Granero grabbed his first QPR goal since his switch from Real Madrid in the 3-2 defeat at the Hawthorns.
However, it proved nothing more than a consolation after the Baggies raced into an early 2-0 lead.
“My goal means nothing,” said the midfielder.
“The last game we conceded a goal at the beginning and it makes it very difficult to get results against these clubs.
“It's a defensive matter. I'm not talking just about the defenders but also the whole team.
“We have to focus more and not concede goals, especially at the beginning because it's very important. We can play much better football if we're not losing from the beginning.”
The R's will have to wait for another fortnight for the chance to register their first Premier League win of the season when they face Everton at Loftus Road.
However, Granero insists it's still early days and is confident they will come good.
He added: “At the time we're having a bad moment with results, but I think we're strong enough to turn it around. We have a long time to go.
“We have to take it game by game. We have a rest now and then we will try to win the next game.”
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