A further admission from Giovanni van Bronckhorst has hinted the players quite simply didn’t follow his gameplan, after Saturday’s humiliation at Parkhead.
Speaking after the match, Rangers’ boss was picking through the post-mortem of the disaster, but let slip that his players frankly let him down.
In short, he set the tactics and plan out, but his players effectively ignored him.
This key admission is extremely damaging to the players – Gio hasn’t hung them out to dry quite in the way Gerrard used to, but he offers a rare and candid insight into what they planned and how they failed to execute.
He told his players, he planned with his players how Celtic would come at them – he put in place a system to prevent that having impact, but the group just didn’t follow.
Defence especially had a nightmare, while midfield, as we’ve mentioned many times before, struggled with the non-functioning Lundstram and Davis combination.
So Gio himself, in picking that team, played a role in Rangers’ diabolical afternoon for sure.
But the players didn’t take the responsibility, and the fact that no post-match player interviews were carried out says even more.
Gio had a stinker, but his players really let everyone down.