Borna Barisic had an afternoon to forget as Rangers came from behind to beat Motherwell 3-1 at the weekend.

Barisic failed to stop the cross that Callum Lang converted which opened the scoring at Ibrox before a Kemar Roofe brace and Cedric Itten goal secured three points for the Gers.

It briefly looked as if the Light Blues would lose their first league game of the season and Barisic did very little to help his side out in an attacking of defensive sense.


The Croatian’s performance will cause concern for Steven Gerrard as the 28-year-old is usually so reliable for the Ibrox club.

According to Wyscout, Barisic only won 29% of his defensive duels against Motherwell which proves that the defender was often second best against the Steelmen attackers.

For context, James Tavernier won 67% of his defensive duels on the other side of the pitch as Barisic majorly underperformed in an area of the pitch he should thrive in.

Barisic also won none of his attempted aerial duels and only five of his nine loose ball duels.


The defender simply didn’t do enough against the Motherwell attack and with Calvin Bassey knocking on the door of the first team, he needs to improve quickly.

Going forward Barisic wasn’t much better as he only successfully completed 33% of his attempted dribbles which meant he was unable to supply the Rangers attackers with crosses.

According to Wyscout, he also only won 33% of his offensive duels which again proves that he didn’t do enough when challenging the Motherwell players.

On top of this, Barisic also gave away three fouls against Motherwell as he failed to take the ball cleanly when up against the opposition.

It was a bad day at the office for Barisic and many Gers fans took to social media to criticise his performance with one calling the defender ‘shocking’.

There needs to be a huge improvement from the Croatian in the Gers’ next game if he is to retain his place in the side.

In other Rangers news, a former Gers player has claimed that he doesn’t regret leaving Ibrox. 


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