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Gerrard: ‘Can’t really ask for more from the boys’

Sun 22 November 2020 | 17:04

Rangers won 4-0 against Aberdeen and pushed 11 points clear of Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Rangers

coach

Steven Gerrard

is ‘very pleased’ with his team performance in the game against

Aberdeen

.

Rangers demolished Aberdeen and scored four goals at Ibrox. They pushed 11 points clear of

Celtic

at the top of the Scottish Premiership table.

Although Gerrard admits that they have had ‘a fantastic start’, he insists on staying humble and not getting caught up in the atmosphere as they still have a long way to go.

Gerrard said: “Very pleased. I thought we were dominant, we were strong throughout. Managed to get some off the pitch who have been traveling a lot and who have been playing a lot of minutes.

"Really pleased I could use the squad, especially with Thursday as well. Four good goals, a clean sheet, and maybe could have had a few more at the end. Can’t really ask for more from the boys.

"You have to analyze it properly. They had some issues before the game, but I can’t take anything away from my boys either. We were outstanding.

"We’ve had a positive and strong start. We’re keeping clean sheets, we’re winning and we’re in a fantastic place. Can’t deny that. In terms of the stats and numbers and where we are? We take no notice of it. We just look to the next game and keep moving along.

"The league is rested for a couple of weeks because we have Benfica and a cup game at the weekend so we keep moving forward.

"(We have to) Remain humble and realize where you are. It’s still November. It means nothing at the moment. We’ve had a fantastic start. Of course, we’re pleased with where we are, we have to enjoy that but we know there’s a lot of hard work and a lot of testing challenges on the horizon so we won’t be getting carried away.”

Rangers had five replacements in the second half of the game with Steven Davis, Ianis Hagi, Jermain Defoe, Glen Kamara, and Cedric Itten all playing in the second half.

Gerrard also was a bit frustrated by the team for not scoring more goals.

He added: "We knew we were going to get into certain areas of the pitch and then it’s about the outcome. Getting your shots off, getting your crosses in, your combination play. The idea was to have as much movement as we can from everybody to try and create a lot of confusion for Aberdeen.

"Some of the quality today was outstanding.

"At times we tried to walk it in towards the end instead of getting our shots off quicker, but the boys coming off the bench are still keeping the level and standards up and creating real good chances. It could have been a few more today but it was four and we move on."


source: SportMob