- "Saadi is a friend of mine. I saw him about 10 months ago when he was in London. All this drama. His dad is obviously a tyrant and he dictated over his countrymen through fear but Saadi was never like that. He was always friendly and polite. When he bought his house in Hampstead he asked me what I thought of it. He even came to my wedding. Obviously he used to have parties and stuff and he would invite me to Cannes to watch the Grand Prix. For his birthday he would fly me over on his plane. People who don’t know him might say he’s like this or like that or like his dad, but I’ve never seen that. I looked at him like a friend. He wasn't the best [footballer] but he did it as a hobby. He's a billionaire but it was something he wanted to do. He wanted to play football, to come in every day and train. And he did it, to be fair. He never expected any special treatment. But obviously there were his bodyguards around. It is very strange for me. People will say to me, 'how can you be friends with this guy?' But you can only judge people on how you see them. He was always nice to me. I never met his brothers or his dad, they must be completely different. It has been weird. He paid for my honeymoon. He asked me what we were doing for it and I told him we hadn’t decided yet. So he said he’d sort something out for me. He paid for us to go to LA for a week and then on to Hawaii. All first-class travel and top hotels. It was very generous. That's the side I see of him. I don’t see the other side. I don’t know it. There's always corruption where there's power, so you never know. His country want him back to prosecute him but they want to kill him apparently. It's all politics and I don’t really know about it. I just know that innocent people should never get hurt."
Queens Park Rangers
Style of play
- As of 15 March 2014.
|Coventry City||2000–01||Premier League||8||0||1||0||1||0||0||0||10||0|
|Blackburn Rovers (loan)||2004–05||Premier League||11||1||1||0||1||0||0||0||13||1|
|Charlton Athletic||2005–06||Premier League||18||2||4||2||3||1||0||0||25||5|
|Stoke City (loan)||2007–08||Championship||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0|
|Queens Park Rangers||2011–12||Premier League||21||2||2||0||1||0||0||0||24||2|
|Sheffield Wednesday (loan)||2012–13||Championship||14||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||14||1|
|Muangthong United||2014||Thai Premier League||7||5||0||0||0||0||3||1||10||6|