Barton wants more from Taarabt

BY foxsports • October 16, 2011

Taarabt came on as a second-half substitute in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Blackburn at Loftus Road. The Morroco international was one of three changes to the side that lost 6-0 at Fulham, where he was taken off at half-time and subsequently stormed out of Craven Cottage. Barton has been left unimpressed. "It is not a case of anybody giving him advice, it is whether it is taken on board," he told Absolute Radio's Rock 'n' Roll Football. "At the end of the day, this is the top level of world football and if you're not prepared to work hard you will come up massively short. "If I was Adel and had Adel's ability, I would not want to be coming up short having not worked hard enough. "I came here and was told he was a genius, but I'm yet to see it. "I don't know whether that is because he doesn't work hard enough or that he tends to sulk. "I am happy that he is upset really because it shows he does care. [That said], there is a way of doing it. "He is not the only one guilty of it and that is what we have to understand here. "There were a few lads not selected whose heads went down and maybe they could apply themselves better. "It is one of those things. There is going to be a 14 or 15-man squad that keeps you in the league this year and everyone has to buy into it. "There will be times when players come in and out but their attitude, their reaction, is going to be the most important thing - not getting the bus home with fans and storming off. "Adel knows that and it would have been nice of him to come in and apologise for doing that. "He didn't think he needed to and some of the senior players maybe feel like he should have." The draw with Blackburn means QPR are still waiting for a first home victory since their return to the top flight after a 15-year absence. "We just need to get a home win under our belt," said Barton. "We're playing some really good stuff and equipping ourselves really well. "We just can't manage to get that elusive home win. "If we keep playing the way we are, it will come."


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