Taarabt thrilled with season
Adel Taarabt admits that a drop down to the Championship has paid off after promotion with QPR.
Last Updated: 30/04/11 10:33pm
Adel Taarabt admits that a drop down to the Championship has paid off after promotion with Queens Park Rangers.
The 21-year-old has been in glittering form for Neil Warnock's side this term, netting 19 goals and an ever-increasing number of admirers.
Despite an FA hearing over breaches regarding third-party ownership still hanging over the club's head, the Moroccan was proud of what his team have produced on the pitch.
Fresh from scoring the opening goal in the 2-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road, Taarabt reflected on a stunning breakthrough season.
"It's unbelievable. It's been only one year under Neil Warnock and we make the Premier League with one game less. We are happy," he told Sky Sports.
"It's fantastic to score the decisive goal to win the Championship so I am very happy.
"I take the best player of the season [award] and I take my team to the Premier League. My target at the beginning of the season is to score 20 goals. There is one game left and I hope I can make it.
"It's been fantastic I have played 43 games. I think I just missed two. I am very happy I made a full season without injury and very proud.
"It's a dream. That's why I want to be a player. It's the kind of games you want to play, you want to play in the Premier League."
Point to prove
A return to the top flight gives Taarabt the chance to return to his old club Tottenham Hotspur.
Despite not hitting the heights at White Hart Lane, the youngster insists he has no ill feelings towards the club or Harry Redknapp.
"I came to the Championship to prove to everyone that they made a mistake to let me go and next year I hope I can prove to everyone that I am still here and I can do it," he added.
"Harry Redknapp sold me but he has been fantastic with me. He told me the whole time the truth.
"He didn't tell me to go. He said 'Here are your options and I'll let you go'.
"I have nothing to prove to Spurs or to Harry Redknapp. To win the Championship with QPR is more important."