Wednesday, 21 September 2011

If I ask you to do something, do it! What Barton told ex-QPR skipper Taarabt in training...

Joey Barton has warned Adel Taarabt to carry out his orders after taking over the captain's armband at QPR.
The midfielder was handed the role by manager Neil Warnock when he joined the club last month replacing the Moroccan playmaker as the Barclays Premier League club's skipper.

Do what I say: Joey Barton delivers a word of warning to team-mate Adel Taraabt

And QPR assistant manager Mick Jones has lifted the lid on what Barton had to say to the 22-year-old in training making it clear he knew who's boss.
Jones insists Taarabt has taken Warnock's decision well, saying his reaction to Barton has been fantastic.
He said: 'The manager Neil Warnock met with Adel privately to explain it to him first

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'Neil told me Adel accepted Joey had to be the captain. And what’s happened to Adel is that he has looked around the training ground and seen how people like Joey train.
'And I have heard Joey at training sessions say to Adel, "If you want to sulk do it while you’re running back. Don’t do it walking. And if I ask you to do something, do it".
‘Adel’s reaction has been fantastic. Not many people could get that sort of reaction.'

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