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Platt hails Blues battlers

  • 05 November 2011 20:04
  • Posted by Chris Bailey

David Platt promised the Blues would not sacrifice their attacking style after they lived on the edge at QPR before winning.

City had to come from behind to beat the newly-promoted Londoners 3-2 but gave two goals away in the process.

But coach Platt said it would not alter the manager’s philosophy and City would continue to be the great entertainers wherever and whenever possible.

“We have to give some credit to QPR, they played well and did everything we expected them to,” declared Platt.

“They picked a bold attacking side and gave it a really good go. They put us under pressure a bit but we looked dangerous without maybe being at our sharpest.

We can’t play at our peak for all 38 games, no side can do that but to win without playing at our best is a great sign

...David Platt

Despite their unbeaten run in the Premier League this season, the Blues have recently found it hard to keep clean sheets but Platt remains philosophical.

“We have got goals in our locker, the clean sheets are not a worry, they are a by-product of the way we play,” he went on.

“We still have one of the best defensive records in the league but the way we play sometimes leaves us open.

“The manager is a perfectionist and I am sure that he will try to shore things up at the back, but not at the expense of playing to our attacking players' characteristics.”

QPR boss Neil Warnock said he was proud of his side, which has "come a long way".

“City stuck at it well but we gave them a real test, and probably both sets of fans have gone home happy. We have watched City a lot this season and teams who sit back against them hadn’t done that well. So we decided to have a real go,” he said.

“We showed a lot of people that we are going in the right direction.”

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