Steven Gerrard Roasts His Own Players In Bizarre Post-Match Interview

Jose Verdugo
Noviembre 9, 2018

Rangers were ahead three times in the first half thanks to a Roman Eremenko own goal and strikes from Daniel Candeias and Glenn Middleton.

Group G of the Europa League remains wide open after Sofiane Hanni inspired an incredible Spartak Moscow comeback at home to Rangers.

'I'm very disappointed with the result, ' said Gerrard.

Both sides scored in their own net in a thrilling first half that saw five goals scored, before Raul Riancho's men roared back with two goals in 66 seconds to snatch the points in Moscow.

"We attacked very well, we looked very risky and countered very bravely and got our rewards for that". I'm disappointed with the result'.

Asked what upset him specifically about his defence Gerrard responded: 'We didn't do the basics well enough or clear our lines at the right times and we were not in the right positions. Players who have had a lot of praise, who have done very, very well to get us to this opportunity, just didn't do the basics well.

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It could have been very different had an Alfredo Morelos effort just before the break not been ruled out for offside. It was a big decision and it's hard as a manager to answer and not say the wrong thing and get into big trouble.

"We lost the game because of ourselves defensively but on another night we could have come away with a 4-4".

"Normally, coming away to a place like this to get three goals, you at least expect to get a result. I'm bitterly disappointed with how we defended".

Gerrard has challenged his side to improve in recent weeks after disappointing results against Aberdeen and Kilmarnock, but it was others who bore the brunt of his ire after Rangers' first Group G defeat. We had the chance to take three points here and make a big step to the Last 32.

He said: "It's still wide open, it will go to the wire which is what we predicted at the beginning".

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