Hasselbaink points out the key difference between QPR and Newcastle United

Queens Park Rangers manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has gone on to suggest that his side are not able to compete with Newcastle due to their huge spending power.

Queens Park Rangers suffered a thumping 6-0 home defeat at the hands of Newcastle United in the Championship on Tuesday night and it has to be said that the loss was an embarrassing one for the Hoops.

QPR most certainly could have no complaints whatsoever following the game and now manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has gone on to try to explain why his side succumbed to such a heavy defeat on the night.

Hasselbaink acknowledged the fact that Newcastle are a ‘great team’ but added that the difference between QPR and the Magpies is the spending power of the two clubs.

The Dutchman told the Chronicle, “We didn’t look ourselves. It was hard, but I must say that Newcastle is a great team. They have big players.

“The players have given me everything. I’m happy with my players. We have lost together and we are going to pick ourselves up for Saturday which will be another tough game.

“Newcastle is a good side. They have Mitrovic £15million [actually £13m], Shelvey £12m, Ritchie £11m [actually £12m] – shall I go on? There is the difference.”

While Hasselbaink is correct in saying that Newcastle are currently in a much stronger position to invest on new players than QPR, there is no excuse for losing 6-0 at home in a Championship encounter.