Plenty of Rangers fans have praised James Tavernier’s leadership after footage emerged of his communication ahead of the Gers third goal against Standard Liege.
The Gers came from behind twice to beat Standard Liege 3-2 in the Europa League at Ibrox on Thursday and secured their spot in the knockout phase in the process.
Steven Gerrard’s side are top of Group D, level on points with Benfica, but are ahead of the Lisbon side on away goals.
After the match, footage emerged of Tavernier ordering his teammates to press and win the ball back when Standard Liege had it in their defensive third.
Rangers were successful in quickly regaining possession quickly and launched a nice move that resulted in Scott Arfield scoring their third goal and the winner.
The leadership aspect of Tavernier’s game is really positive to see and builds on the great things he has done as a player already this season. In 24 matches, the 29-year-old has scored 15 goals and provided seven assists (via WhoScored), and is the top scorer and assist maker in the entire Scottish Premiership (via WhoScored).
In response to the footage, one fan said that his performances this season meant that he deserved trophies, while another said that his intensity was incredible.
Here the footage when Tav orders to "go, go, go" to win the ball back leading up to Arfield's goal. To both watch and listen pic.twitter.com/nGFECDV8Nf
— Raúl Sánchez MBE (@raulsdf) December 4, 2020
Here are some of the best reactions from Rangers supporters on Twitter.
intensity is just incredible. love this team….go and write yaselvs into the history books of the mighty glasgow rangers 🏴🙌
— Dietmar Wuster (@DietmarWuster) December 4, 2020
@rabbrown69 this is superb
— Scott Brown (@ScottBrown64) December 4, 2020
Go go go!
Grown in 2 the Captaincy!
Keep going n u will b a Legend!
— scott wallace (@mailycakes) December 4, 2020
Remember when our fans were screaming that he was an embarrassment as a captain, too quiet and not a leader. Oh how the times have changed. Good in him working hard, ignoring the hate and leading us into the position we are in now at home and in Europe. He deserves trophies
— David Maxwell (@coach_d_maxwell) December 5, 2020
This is outstanding
— One of the People (@Aidygers) December 4, 2020
— J Barr (@jbarr872) December 4, 2020
What we are all about just now 🇬🇧
— scott mackay (@scottymack68) December 4, 2020
Exceptional team goal from a team that are well drilled and working hard for each other
— rangersted (@rangersted) December 4, 2020
That's different class. Great press. Great goal.
— Gordon McComb (@Beezty74) December 4, 2020
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