Monday, 17 September 2018

"That's not how I want it" - surprising admission from Steven Gerrard


Despite the resounding win on Saturday, manager Steven Gerrard was far from happy with his men on any level, and went on record afterwards as confirming he expects more.

Destroying his players at full time, Gerrard was critical of most aspects of play, especially the ‘foot off the gas’ at 3-0 and castigated them for playing like an NBA team in the first half.

The manager said:


"I just us want to be consistent and strong. I just thought first half I was watching a game of basketball - that’s not how I want it."

We’re not quite sure exactly what he’s getting at, because if he felt the match was ‘end to end’ then tennis would have been a much better metaphor, but either way he wasn’t at all happy with the display or even the result.

We suspect privately he was probably happier than he let on here, after all, it was Rangers’ crucial second win in the SPL all season and improved the domestic record significantly. And clean sheets are always vital.

But it is important he expresses high standards and the players play to them, rather than what he arguably did after Parkhead which involved complimenting his underperforming team when they evidently didn’t deserve it.

Standards at Ibrox are slowing going up and Gerrard is at the forefront of that.

4 comments:

  1. It doesn't always follow that you played well to win 4-0. I confess to expecting more after going 2 up so early. The manager is correct to demand better, to demand 100% effort and commitment 100% of the time. They are Rangers players and anything less is not acceptable.

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  2. He’s right. How many times in last last few years have we thrown away a 1 or 2 nill lead. Or at least made it a very uncomfortable finish. We did let up at the beginning of the 2nd half, I actually thought about turning it off cause it went flat. We need to keep up for 90 mins. And personally at ibrox I don’t see why we can’t be putting 5,6,7 goals against certain teams. Time to put the fright bk into the rest of the spl

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  3. He's right to not be satisfied. It's not a great achievement, beating the weakest team in the league, four nil. When we can't even beat Celtic, 1-0. How did St Mirren, keep them to nil/nil??? That's what SG should be studying.

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  4. SG May Be Wrong / SG may be Right

    Who Honestly ...It doesnt matter
    Because
    Its a Win and its another 3pts!


    As Dominic Toretto Once Said

    It doesnt matter if its an Inch or a Mile, Winning is Winning

    #FastQuotes 😂

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