Stephane Mbia believes Queens Park Rangers will secure a top-half finish
Stephane Mbia insists QPR still need time to bed in their squad and they will secure a top-half finish this season.
By Patrick Haond
Last Updated: 27/10/12 1:42pm
Mark Hughes' much-changed squad are currently sitting bottom of the top-flight, with just three points from their opening eight games.
But Mbia, signed from Marseille on transfer deadline day, believes the Hoops can build on their draw against Everton last time against Arsenal on Saturday and the side can push on.
He told L'Equipe: "We can have trust against Arsenal. We have good reinforcements, we play well, but we still need some time.
"I am keen to bet we will finish the season in 7th or 8th position."
Mbia says he did not know where QPR were based before his summer switch and he enjoyed his time at Marseille.
"People let me know Marseille needed money. I thought QPR was in Scotland... If it was for my good and the good of the club, why not?
"But I never thought I would come here. I would have liked coach Didier Deschamps (now France manager) to remain one more season with the challenge to get back in the Champions League.
"But I am happy because I marked OM history with titles."