Philippe Clement praises Rangers’ will, focus and character

Philippe Clement praises Rangers’ will, focus and character
DUNDEE, SCOTLAND - APRIL 17: Rangers manager Philippe Clement is seen prior to the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Dundee FC and Rangers FC at Dens Park Stadium on April 17, 2024 in Dundee, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers manager Philippe Clement has offered yet another questionable comment following the disaster in Dundee by once more praising his team’s focus and attitude and alleging luck and efficiency counted against them.

Despite a very laboured performance, filled with procrastination, sideways passing and a lack of invention and energy, Clement believes otherwise, and reckons not only did his side boss the match, but deserved to win.

He said:

“It was nothing to do with focus, desire or will. It was to do with a lack of efficiency, some luck as well.”

Any notion that Clement is seeing what the fans are seeing is dispelled with both this and his earlier comments about, as mentioning, bossing the match.

The man doesn’t have a clue, and as hard as that is to say, and despite 93% of supporters believing he’s the right man to take Rangers forward, we’re having a hard time at Ibrox Noise agreeing with that.

Any Rangers manager taking Rangers fans for fools, OR genuinely believing a passive and non-aggressive display like that was indeed filled with gumption and drive really isn’t the best man to call out the mistakes or issues.

He sticks with the same bad performers, then defends them when they screw up.

He sticks with the same bad tactics and playing players out of position, and makes things only harder for himself.

Why he does these things only he knows, he clearly isn’t the Messiah his early impressions suggested.

He doesn’t drop players ruthlessly, except when he fancies scapegoating one or two (Cantwell and Wright know about this), and doesn’t have the courage to make major, major changes.

He is much a fraud as anyone else since 2012, aside Giovanni, who worked wonders with what he had and was given James Sands, Aaron Ramsey, Mateusz Zukowski and Amad Diallo in the January window. And yet still got us to Sevilla.

No, Clement now looks no better than what went before, whether it’s down to the players, himself, or a combo of both, we’re on the same path as always.

A path to nowhere, as things stand.

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