QPR's Fabio: Separating from Rafael was best for both of us
QPR's Fabio claims that being separated from his twin brother, Rafael, has helped him improve as a player and as a person.
The Brazil full-back has featured in QPR's team after moving on loan from Manchester United, where Rafael is playing regularly.
Fabio, 22, told The Independent: “We spoke about this [splitting] when we were 12 years old.
"We would say: ‘One day we are going to split because we cannot be together for ever’. I knew it was going to happen. I just didn’t know when. Last year it happened, this was good.
“Now we have split, it’s better. I tell you, when me and him play together we look at each other. When I make a mistake I’m not saying he feels – he doesn’t lose confidence but he gets less [diminished] a little bit.
“Now [this season] when he plays and he has a good game and another good game he gets confidence. When I was there sometimes I was not playing or not playing well.
"Maybe he feels that I am down because we lived together [in Manchester]. Sometimes when he plays he is happy. Sometimes when I play I am happy. Now we are getting more mature. He is there. I am here.
“We discuss everything together. He knew I wanted to leave United to play more games. To play consistently. He agrees with me. He thinks it’s good for me to leave United to play more football.
"I enjoy it. I know it hasn’t been a good season for Queen’s Park Rangers but I try to improve and to help.”
Source: The Independent