Steven Gerrard has made a scathing condemnation of Rangers’ disheartening performance at Tynecastle by admitting it’s the worst his side has ever played under him.
Rangers’ opening 20 minutes or so were a cacophony of errors, and the visiting side could indeed have been two down but for the woodwork, and Gerrard assessed the early part of that spell especially as the most incompetent the team has been since he joined a year and a half ago.
“The opening five minutes today is the worst I’ve seen us.”
Given there have been some truly dreadful periods of play under Gerrard, mainly last season, this is an absolutely brutal put-down of what was, admittedly a truly awful spell of football following a vastly productive period this season culminating in a manager of the month award for the boss.
It’s safe to say Rangers did themselves no justice, and while Stevie’s notes are correct, he also must take some of the blame himself.
This was, from team to management, another all-round failure, mercifully rarer these days, but ever more painful when they happen.