Savage happy to snuff out threat of Taarabt again
ROBBIE Savage was pleased with the job he did to snuff out the threat of the Championship's player of the season, Adel Taarabt, as Derby County claimed a hard-earned goalless draw against leaders Queens Park Rangers.
Savage man-marked Taarabt at Loftus Road last night and managed, again, to frustrate the talented Moroccan international, who was substituted in the 71st minute.
"The plan was to man-mark Taarabt, which I've done four times now and, four times, he hasn't had a kick," said Savage.
"That's great for me, because he's the best player in the Championship and deservedly so.
"He is a mercurial talent but you just know that if you get about him, he can resort to falling over a bit too easily and his touch can go off.
"In the end, he wasn't really interested, out on the right wing, so I did my job.
"But 10 other players did their job too. I thought we were magnificent.
"It was a great point and we should have won it," added Savage.