Rangers boss Steven Gerrard was brutally honest after his team’s goalless draw against Progres Niederkorn on Thursday night and claims he won’t even watch the game back.
The Gers drew 0-0 out in Luxembourg, which was enough to see them advance to the third round of Europa League qualifying on a 2-0 aggregate scoreline.
Gerrard’s team lacked quality in the final third and were involved in a fairly dull affair, but had got the job done in the first leg at Ibrox.
The Scottish giants are yet to conceded in their four competitive games so far this season and now turn their attention to a first league match against Kilmarnock on Sunday.
Gerrard found the Rangers match against Progres difficult to watch from the sidelines and will move on quickly from it.
“I just thought it was a grind the whole night. Our performance was a grind to watch. I won’t even watch this game back,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Ex-Rangers midfielder Charlie Adam thought Gerrard’s truthful evaluation was refreshing to see.
“Honesty that you don’t see,” Adam wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Rangers did a good enough job to qualify against Progres and Gerrard is right to move on quickly, as his team have plenty to look ahead too.
They will need to step up their game to secure three points against Kilmarnock and beyond that they have a two-legged tie against FC Midtjylland ahead of them, which will be another step up.
It’s vital that the Scottish club make it to the Europa League group stages, where Gerrard can show progress is being made at Ibrox under him.
Gerrard is always straight down the middle with his post-match interviews and it must be refreshing for fans to see.