Oct 20 2012 By Paul Warburton
ALI Faurlin is one heck of a frustrated player.
Frustrated that after nearly a year out with a sickening cruciate ligament injury, QPR results have seen Rangers plummet to the foot of the Premier League.
Frustrated, because during the time when he was in rehab following the injury in the FA Cup tie at MK Dons in January, the midfielder (pic) was unable to return to Argentina to see his family.
And frustrated, that all the excellent work in training has not manifested itself on the pitch.
However, the light at the end of a long tunnel will suddenly become a blinding beacon if Hoops get a first win of the season over Everton later today.
“We work really hard in practice and we feel we have let the manager down,” Faurlin explained.
“You fight seven and a half months to come back (after injury), but I’m disappointed with the results, and it makes more pressure. I haven’t seen my family (in Argentina) for maybe one year, and it’s difficult for me.
“We make good performances but we don’t get the win, so it will make a big difference if we beat Everton.”
But the compensations are playing in a midfield where Faurlin predicts big things for newcomer Esteban Granero and Samba Diakité.
He said: “I love playing with Esteban – he is quality, and I think we compliment each other.
"Samba is a young player and he will need to learn a lot because he only became a professional a little while ago, but he has amazing potential.”