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BBC journalist noticed Rangers boss van Bronckhorst screaming at Sakala

BBC journalist Nick McPheat noticed that Giovanni van Bronckhorst was absolutely screaming at Fashion Sakala during extra-time on Saturday despite Rangers being on the brink of taking the Scottish Cup back to Ibrox.

The Gers ended an amazing week on a real high. Goals from Ryan Jack and Scott Wright saw Rangers win 2-0 against Hearts in the Scottish Cup final.

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Of course, it came just a few days after the Light Blues also faced extra-time in the Europa League final. So you could understand if the players were feeling exhausted by the end of Saturday.

However, it was Rangers who came on strong in the additional half-hour at Hampden Park. Calvin Bassey was labelled incredible for his performance.

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Certainly, van Bronckhorst had no intention of letting his players ease up even when they had one hand on the trophy.

McPheat noticed one moment in extra-time where the Dutchman lost his cool with Sakala, who came on at half-time in extra-time.

“Giovanni van Bronckhorst is absolutely screaming at Fashion Sakala to press more, he should be fresh,” he told BBC Sport.

“The Dutchman’s side might be 2-0 up but he is demanding more.”

van Bronckhorst screaming at Sakala

Of course, Sakala had less of an excuse not to press. He had been on the pitch for a matter of minutes. So he should have had more in the tank than most.

Rangers fans will love van Bronckhorst setting those kind of standards. That suggests that he will allow the side to enjoy their achievements this season. But he will quickly want the squad to turn their attention to next year.

It has been a brilliant campaign for Rangers. Reaching the Europa League is a monumental achievement. And only a penalty shootout could deny them immortality in Sevilla.

The Scottish Cup win is a fantastic prize. But there is now a lot more to achieve.

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