Last Updated: Fri, 29 Mar 2013 09:41
Harry Redknapp has told his team they must become more like Spanish giants Barcelona and work hard if they are to avoid the drop.
With just eight matches to go before the end of the season, the R's could be ten points adrift of safety by the time they take on Fulham on Monday night but Redknapp remains confident they can escape the drop.
The boss believes star players like Bobby Zamora, Adel Taarabt and Loic Remy will be key to their chances but also claims a work ethic is vital, a quality he admires in Barcelona.
"The best teams work the hardest," said Redknapp. "People think the best teams just play football. It's a fallacy. The best team in the world is Barcelona and they are the hardest-working team.
"They work harder than anyone else without the ball and they work harder than anyone else when they've got the ball."
He added: "We've got to work hard too. It's not a case of picking scrappers. Whoever I pick, whether they think they're skillful players or not, they've all got to work.
"We can get out of it. We're playing well. If we were in bad form I'd be more worried.
"That gives us a chance. With eight games to go, that's positive for us. There are four or five wins for us in the games left."
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