Queens Park Rangers full-back Angel Rangel has admitted the atmosphere is better at Loftus Road than former club Swansea City.
The Spaniard made the move to the UK in 2007, joining the Swans from Terrassa and he made over 350 appearances for the Welsh side over an 11-year period as they worked their way up the leagues, before moving to the R’s on an initial loan deal at the start of last season, with the Londoners moving to tie him down for this season after he impressed.
So, Rangel knows exactly what English football is all about and in a Q&A with a young Hoops fan, the 37-year-old was asked how the atmosphere at QPR compares with his former club. And, despite praising the Swans faithful, the right-back claimed the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium makes more of a noise as he also picked out two of the standout games from his time at the club.
“I must say that both atmospheres are very good. Obviously, when you win games, the atmosphere is always better than when you lose.
“You always remember the last games you play and we’ve had some great games, for example when we beat Brentford last season at home, the atmosphere was fantastic. When we beat Wigan at home this season, it was really good as well. So, I must say Loftus Road.”
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Rangel’s time in the capital has been hindered somewhat by injury, with a torn thigh part of the reason why he was restricted to just 20 appearances last season. Meanwhile, he has played 18 times under Mark Warburton so far in the current campaign, although he had established himself as a regular prior to this enforced break, starting five of the previous six games – with QPR unbeaten in that time.