The guy may be speaking from the heart and saying what he believes, but how Redknapp thinks he is helping QPR's cause by rubbishing his own players, only 'Arry and God knows.
Maybe he is getting his excuses in early when he claims that his current side wouldn't finish in the top half of the Championship, but how exactly is he going to move on his overpaid dross when he tells the world how crap they are?
Surely a more sensible approach would be to blame a culture of defeatism rather than label the players as sub Championship standard. 'Arry admits he has to offload players before he can sign replacements and accepts that won't be easy, but he is only making it harder when he announces,
“It's down to lack of quality. People keep talking about character, work-rate. But they [the players] try. It's not them not trying. We haven't got a lot of quality in the team. We're short of good players who can really play at the top level. People might think they can because they played somewhere a few years ago, but t doesn't work that way.”
Right, so nobody's going to sign them then, are they? Well played 'Arry!