Graeme Souness slams one Rangers player despite win v Galatasaray
Graeme Souness has been critical of Rangers goalkeeper Allan McGregor for the goal he conceded in the 2-1 win against Galatasaray on Thursday night.
James Tavernier and Scott Arfield scored within the space of seven minutes in the second half to seal Rangers’ spot in the Europa League group stages.
However, they were made to sweat in the final minutes of the match when Marcão headed in a corner for Galatasaray in the 87th minute.
McGregor was phenomenal in the last round of the Europa League when Rangers won 4-0 against Willem II but Souness believes he should have done a lot better job at keeping a clean sheet at Ibrox this week.
“Rangers were the better team over 90 minutes and were always more likely to score,” Souness said on Rangers TV after the match, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“We can be critical of Rangers not working the goalkeeper but I can’t think of too many chances when they were vulnerable.
“In the general play I think Steven will be happy that they didn’t look vulnerable. Okay they conceded late on but I think the goalkeeper could do better there.”
It’s hard to argue with Souness on this because as good as McGregor has been for Rangers so far this season, there’s no denying that he was all over the place for Galatasaray’s late goal.
The former Hull goalkeeper seemed to dive very strangely at the ball, however the defender who was on the post should’ve also done a better job at stopping Marcão’s looping header from the back post.
But we cannot complain too much.
Rangers are in the Europa League groups stages – again – and have a really good group of teams to play against.
On Friday, it was confirmed that the Light Blues will play in Group D alongside Benfica, Standard Liege and Lech Poznan.
We cannot wait to see Steven Gerrard’s side playing at Estadio Da Luz against one of the most prestigious clubs in European football while matches against Liege and Lech are massive opportunities to score points.
Hopefully the Gers are playing European football after Christmas again this term after such a successful run in the 2019/20 campaign.
In other Rangers news, this Ibrox contract rebel could join a club in the Premier League.