Rangers manager Steven Gerrard’s interruption of Jordan Rossiter could be something that fires his players up going forwards.
Gerrard spoke to the media again on Tuesday, and reiterated what he said after the club’s disappointing defeat to Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup semi-final.
The Liverpool legend has attempted to provoke a reaction from his players by warning he will sign players that can carry out his instructions if they can’t.
Gerrard interrupted Jordan Rossiter, who had been asked by a reporter if his manager’s weekend comments served as motivation, and reiterated his feelings once more.
He said, as quoted by The Daily Record: “It’s a warning.
“At a big club, you expect big players to step up on big occasions and provide big moments. If that doesn’t happen, at any big club, the manager and the recruitment [staff] find better players or players who will do that.”
Gerrard shows good leadership once more
Gerrard showed on Tuesday that he is not messing around.
He really got across his disappointments from the weekend, and delivered a message to his players that will surely see them improve.
He struck the right balance, insisting that he still believes in his current crop of players.
There was no throwing anyone under the bus; just a simple show of defiance from a man who will not be afraid to change things up if the situation demands.
Rangers take on Kilmarnock on Wednesday and have the chance to bounce back from the 1-0 defeat to Aberdeen. It’ll be interesting to see if the Light Blues heed Gerrard’s warning and are more clinical in the final third.