QPR boss Hughes: Taarabt now playing with intelligence

QPR boss Mark Hughes says Adel Taarabt is now playing with more intelligence.

Taarabt was the Rs' matchwinner against Tottenham on Saturday.

Hughes said: "Adel is now gaining game intelligence. It was always a criticism that he was possibly lacking in that in the past.

"He is still a young player. He is maturing and I think he understands that if he is going to be the player that his talent deserves then he has to listen to people like myself and the guys around him."

"Sometimes he would do great things in the wrong areas and other times he would make a pass when he should have retained possession, but now his understanding of the game and what is required is getting much better.

"He has obviously embraced what I have tried to tell him and it's a credit to him that he has taken it on board.

"He is still a young player. He is maturing and I think he understands that if he is going to be the player that his talent deserves then he has to listen to people like myself and the guys around him.

"If he does that and shows that discipline he will be a great player."

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