The danger with someone like Adel Taarabt is to focus on their flaws rather than celebrate their best qualities.
That was certainly the approach of Harry Redknapp during his spell as manager of QPR. When asked why he wasn’t playing Taarabt in a 2014 press conference, Redknapp replied: “He played in a reserve team game the other day, and I could have run about more than he did.
“I can’t keep protecting people who don’t want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight.
“What am I supposed to keep saying, keep getting your 60, 70 grand a week and don’t train? What’s the game coming to?”
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