Ibrox rival Sheyi Ojo has a dig at Celtic

By David Walton

July 28, 2019

Celtic have had to endure yet another tiring taunt from Ibrox, with Sheyi Ojo the one to open his mouth this time.

It’s that time of year again to be fair. It’s the time where a Rangers player (usually James Tavernier) gets ahead of himself and claims they’re either ready to win the league or that they’re the best team in the country.

But there appears to be a change in cast this summer. This time it’s new boy Ojo who’s come out and claimed that Rangers are far too good for their rivals. Better yet, they were apparently the best team last season according to the Liverpool loanee too.

New Rangers signing Sheyi Ojo has made an arrogant boast ahead of the new season (Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

Speaking in The Herald, the winger said the following:

“Towards the end of last season I watched some of the Scottish Premiership games and I’m really looking forward to it. I think Rangers are the best team in the league. It’s just about proving that we’re the best team and doing really well this season.

“The gaffer has told us just to focus on ourselves. The difference last season was nine points which proved we’re pretty close to Celtic. It’s just about concentrating on us and then we’ll be able to make up those fine margins.

“I know we haven’t played Celtic yet and the league hasn’t started. But for me coming here, I feel like Rangers are the best team. It’s one of the reasons I signed here.”

Sheyi Ojo has caught the arrogance bug of Ibrox

Cobwebs may very well be gathering around the Ibrox trophy room at this point, but don’t let that get in the way of a good boast. This is something we’ve come to expect from our rivals ever since they got promoted four years ago.

But the truth is that Celtic have a whole evidence room of success to prove Ojo’s claims can’t be backed up. Nine consecutive trophies domestically, yet still Rangers are apparently the better team.

It’s been a long time since Rangers did this (Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Maybe they just don’t like to win competitions?

Rangers have, in all seriousness, had a big problem in keeping their mouths shut since promotion. It’s these kinds of comments, made when they’re at their high points, that seriously come back to embarrass them at their low points.

Neil Lennon won’t care much for what comes out of Ibrox (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

In 10 months, Celtic may just have found the extra gear that Rangers like to pretend isn’t there. Perhaps we’ll be celebrating more trophies, and comments like Ojo’s will be thrown back in his face.

The title race is looking tasty this season. But in order for Rangers to have any chance of winning it, they’ll have to hope that the true best team in Scotland has a shocker of a year.