Sheyi Ojo had told the Daily Express that he stands by his claim that Rangers at the best team in Scotland.
The on-loan Liverpool player disgruntled Celtic fans in the summer by claiming he was joining the best team in the Scottish Premiership.
The Light Blues trail their Glaswegian rivals by a point in the early stages of the campaign, with the latest result a 5-0 demolition of Aberdeen.
Ojo is paid £10,000-a-week at Liverpool (Spotrac) and he has made a decent start to life at Ibrox. He still believes that he is playing for the best team in the country.
He told the Daily Express: “I stand by what I said and I think Rangers are on a good run of form. We are doing really well so far this season and we are looking hungry.
“It can only be a positive for any team that looks hungry and is getting wins. Of course, we have to give Celtic respect but, in my own opinion, I believe we can have a really successful season.”
Rangers capitalised on Celtic only earning a point in Saturday’s early kick-off and already it looks like the title race could be a close-run thing this season.
TBR Verdict – One swallow doesn’t make a summer; Ojo must stay grounded
It’s all good and well in a Rangers players coming out and making a statement that the club is bigger than Celtic, but it has to be backed up with silverware.
Rangers haven’t won major honours for 10 years and for a club of their size that is far too long.
The last thing that Rangers players need to do is give Celtic any additional ammunition to get one over their rivals and there would be no surprise to see Neil Lennon stick Ojo’s comments on the dressing room wall.
Under the management of Gerrard, there is hope that Rangers can end their barren silverware spell but lots of challenges lie ahead.