Rangers 0-2 Aberdeen: ‘Bullied’ hosts ‘let supporters down’ – Steven Gerrard


Rangers have been knocked out of the Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup by Aberdeen this season

Rangers “had been nowhere reach real sufficient” and “let the supporters down” in their Scottish Cup quarter-closing replay loss to Aberdeen, says boss Steven Gerrard.

The Glasgow aspect had been beaten 2-0 at Ibrox, failing to acquire from a glut of possession yielding 15 photos.

Aberdeen have now eliminated Rangers from both cups this term, and Gerrard’s possibilities of incomes silverware in his first season responsible now seem slim.

“It be a huge blow. This used to be a huge game for the membership,” he advised Rangers TV.

“We’ve let the supporters down, I recall fleshy duty for it. We had been nowhere reach real sufficient, I believed the actual group won.”

Aberdeen ‘wished it extra in determined areas’

Rangers, who path Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic by eight components with eight games final, fell behind early on Tuesday when Niall McGinn pounced on a Glen Kamara error.

Connor McLennan finished a excellent 2nd-half of switch to stretch Aberdeen’s lead against the bustle of play, with a Ryan Jack shot that struck the put up as terminate as Rangers came to a purpose.

Talking rapidly after fleshy-time, Gerrard published he had no longer but spoken to his gamers.

“I manufacture no longer feel able to keep up a correspondence to them but because I’m angry,” he mentioned.

“The fact is we didn’t test their keeper sufficient and we have got been performed on a counter when we’re searching to force the problem and accumulate serve into the game.

“We’ve bought no complaints, they deserved it. They’ve bullied us in determined areas of the pitch, they wished it extra in determined areas of the pitch, which is a serious problem.”

Rangers host Kilmarnock in the Premiership on Saturday and Gerrard is enthusiastic for his group to “accumulate a performance to leap serve”.

“We must regroup and push on and recall a be taught about at and perform the season as sturdy as we are going to accumulate a plot to,” the aged Liverpool captain added.

“I manufacture no longer think something else I’m able to pronounce will manufacture them [the fans] feel any better non permanent. But we are going to be serve in phrases of cup competitions, we are going to be better and we are going to give it a bigger jog when the time’s appropriate.”

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