"Unbelievable"; Celtic have left rival camp in total despair after Parkhead mauling
It appears that things aren’t too rosy in the Rangers camp after they suffered a 3-0 mauling at the hands of Celtic last night.
The win was a landmark moment for Ange Postecoglou and his Hoops players. However, at the same time, it was a massive eye-opener for Giovanni van Bronckhorst as he finally realises first-hand how good his rivals are.
Rangers came to Parkhead the reigning champions and supposedly the epitome of composure and quality. However, under the Celtic Park hostility, they did their usual and crumbled under the heat.
And it looks as though we’ve left the Ibrox dressing room absolutely broken. Firstly, their manager was left slamming his team as he labelled their lack of focus “unbelievable”. Speaking to Sky Sports, the Dutchman said: “It wasn’t something I expected when I saw the training and focus we had before the game. But when the whistle blew we were just waiting for the goal to be scored and, for me, that’s impossible. We were too naïve and we deserved to be 3-0 down with the way we played.
“It’s a decision for the ref to stop the game [for the first goal]. We still had the corner to defend, the ball goes out and we have to defend the ball. You don’t stop when the ref doesn’t whistle so, for me, that’s something that’s unbelievable to see.
“We have an honest conversation in the locker room after the game.”
Giovanni van Bronckhorst and Ryan Jack represent devastation at Rangers after Celtic turn them over
Ryan Jack was next to come out. Firstly, you have to laugh at that club for wheeling out a player who was only on the pitch for 20 minutes. Even so, he stated that the players had “let ourselves down” and that everyone in their dressing room was left “very disappointed” [Rangers TV].
So many Rangers fans have been talking about how there were positives for them in the second half. The reason being they had more of the ball and had some more efforts at goal. However, even their own player Jack said there was nothing to take from the game.
Celtic simply had the game won by half-time. There was no reason to go all out and try to dominate the ball for a further 45 minutes. Not when the schedule we have coming up. And let’s not forget the changes Ange made to try and give players more minutes.
It’s telling that none of the apparent leaders in the Rangers dressing room have come out and commented on the game. Where’s their captain James Tavernier? Where’s the great Connor Goldson? What about the experienced Scott Arfield. Funny that they’re all in hiding today. They’re happy enough to all come out and boast when they get a result against us.
Look at how often Callum McGregor comes out and faces up to the flak every time we fail to get a result. He was a constant in front of the media last season as he tried to explain to supporters what was going wrong. He took accountability. It says a lot about our rivals that not one of their senior players is coming out and doing the same.
It’s yet another sign of the weak mentality and the total despair Celtic have enforced on them. When it comes to dressing-room leaders, it’s the Hoops who triumph over our rivals in that regard just like we did last night.