Gio ‘responds’ to anti Rangers lies in media

Gio ‘responds’ to anti Rangers lies in media
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Borna Barisic of Rangers battes for the ball with Giorgos Giakoumakis of Celtic during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Rangers FC at on February 02, 2022 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Following the nonsense media ‘lies’ (shall we call them lies) about Giovanni and Borna earlier this week, we want to focus your attention on the truth, about what our manager REALLY said about Borna, about the situation with the Croat.

You’ll notice on Ibrox Noise we’ve not really had a go at him in the way some have – what he said in the press conference a couple of weeks ago did him no favours, but we tried to support it anyway because he was just being honest. And we do like candour.

And the nightmare he had v Celtic was probably the worst 45 minutes of his career – no one needs to tell him how poor it was, he hurts more from it than anyone.

And his manager wants to put his arm around his star LB and help him through this difficult period.

Whether it’s confidence, lack of focus, or good old fashioned loss of form, the Croat isn’t at his best at the moment, and Gio addressed it:

“Of course, as I said, it is also for Borna a difficult game. Those are also moments that will happen in your career. The only thing we need to do is make sure we give him confidence, we help him. It is not easy. You see when he came in, he had to come in at a split-second, which is always hard and without a warm-up. I think when the game progressed he started to get in the game better. He is one of our players and we support him, not only me but the players, support him to get the performances which he needs.”

We’re on Borna’s side. He, on form, is by some distance the best LB we have, and his crossing is world class. He’s been subdued in his more defensive role under Gio, but has gone inside himself a little the past month, but you don’t just turn your back on players when they have one or two poor matches.

Gio’s approach is right, we keep giving the man support, and hopefully he gets his way back.

He’s a little lost at the moment. Time to find him again.

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  1. Thats up to Kent or whoever is in front of him to make sure there is cover as i seem to recall a couple of times he’s been stuck with 2 players to cover and gets exposed at the back then we give him pelters for mot stopping the cross coming in

  2. Agree we always should support our players , criticism when due is fine as long as its sensible and not hurtful . He is a top player who just seems to have lost his way a little I’m sure GVB will fix him .

  3. Confidence is funny thing but it’s strange to me that someone with his CV who has played at a very high level could suffer such a lack of belief in his ability. I wonder if it’s GVB’s demands to play a more subdued role has messed with his head. Hopefully he will rediscover his form as he would be a great asset for the run in.

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