Chris Samba reveals he wasn't ready for the Premier League
Queens Park Rangers defender Chris Samba reveals he wasn't properly prepped for his Premier League return
Queens Park Rangers defender Chris Samba has revealed he wasn't properly prepped for his Premier League return in January.
QPR were left to wallow in relegation after a extremely disappointing season back in the big time, with Samba unable to make a difference following his arrival from Anzhi Makhachkala.
The January signing, thought to be the warrior to strengthen the backbone of their leaky defence, has spoken out about the disappointing whimper to the end of QPR's campaign.
He revealed to Sky Sports News: "There is a big feeling of failure. Most of us came to help the team, believing we could have an impact.
"There are good people at the club. Tony Fernandes is a fantastic guy and was working to transform it into a big club.
After signing so many players on big wages and pinning their hopes on survival in the English top flight, QPR failed to beat Reading yesterday sealing their faith in a return to the Championship.
Samba added further comment: "From my personal point of view, I don't think I was well prepared to come back to the Premier League. It is the hardest league and you need to be fully fit and really ready to compete.
"We had many chances to get out of it and didn't take them, but that is football. A lot of decisions will have to be made on the futures of the players and the staff, Harry Redknapp will remain with the club for next season.
The huge defender said one thing he can guarantee is that he will be better prepared for next campaign but he is not sure whether QPR will keep him.
Samba added: "I don't know. I am not the only one who makes these decisions. I have failed to help the team and I only know that I will be much stronger next season."