Chris Sutton reacts to Rangers 1-0 loss vs Sparta Prague
Chris Sutton has reacted after Rangers suffered a 1-0 defeat in their Europa League clash against Sparta Prague on Thursday night.
David Hancko’s first-half strike was enough for the hosts, and Steven Gerrard’s side had their woes compounded in the second-half after Glen Kamara was sent off after a second yellow card.
Rangers lost to Lyon on the opening day of their group campaign and they could not bounce back against a resolute Sparta side.
Sutton was concerned about the coefficient after the defeat, taking to his personal Twitter account to make his feelings known after the game.
The Celtic hero said: “Not a good start for the coefficient. Not checkmate yet for Rangers who were better when they went down to 10 men.
“Too little too late. Very disappointing.”
Not a good start for the coefficient… not checkmate yet for Rangers who were better when they went down to 10 men… too little too late. Very disappointing.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) September 30, 2021
Rangers have been far from the team we saw last term, and they could struggle to advance from the group following their uninspiring start.
They struggled at both ends of the pitch, and Gerrard would have been worried about the performances he saw from his boys.
He opted to keep Alfredo Morelos on the bench, and the Colombian could not inspire the proceedings when he came on.
The manager’s decision to bench the striker should not be questioned, but it clearly did not yield the result he would have wanted.
Scottish Premiership sides would have boosted their chances of qualifying automatically for the group stages of European competitions by putting in some impressive performances early in the campaign, but that is yet to happen.
While a part of Sutton is happy with the Light Blues’ defeat, he knows the result will not be helping the coefficient.
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