Fulham boss Meulensteen excited working with Taarabt

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is convinced he can bring the best out of on-loan QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt.

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is convinced he can bring the best out of on-loan QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt.

The talented 24-year-old shone in the defeat to Manchester City at the weekend and is likely to be given another chance against Norwich this afternoon.

Meulensteen said: “The one thing we know is that Adel can change games and I thought from the environment I have come from I can help him to become a more complete player.

“He has been sucked in over the years by getting the ball and wanting to show what he can do, and these are things I’ve been talking to him about.

“He needs to find that unpredictability of using that skill at the right time to do something individually.

“I put him in a game situation the other day where he could only have two touches, and he never put a foot wrong. I stopped him running with the ball and wanted him to get his head up and pick a pass.

“If he puts that together he has the qualities to be a top player. How many players are there with the same technical quality? He’s also strong and has got a change of pace.

“We have to make sure that he utilises his talents for the best purposes of the team. If I can make him tick week in, week out he will be a great player for us.”

 
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