By Jack Cunningham

23rd Nov, 2021 | 8:10pm

Arthur Numan furious with Rangers man Connor Goldson

Arthur Numan was furious at Rangers star Connor Goldson’s comments after the 3-1 defeat to Hibernian on Sunday.

The Gers lost in the Scottish League Cup semi-final to the Edinburgh-based side and were 3-0 down before pulling a goal back just before half-time.

However, after the match, Goldson admitted that the game was over at 3-1, which isn’t what anyone wants to hear and this makes it seem as if the Gers gave up.

Speaking to 5Stars [via Glasgow Times] in his weekly column, the former Gers man didn’t hold back.

He said: “I can’t believe the manner of the defeat. I was then even more surprised by Connor Goldson’s comments in his interview on television at full-time.

“For a Rangers player to say the game was over at half-time when the team are 3-1 down was an astonishing admission.

“To also say that the team has lost a bit if hunger was equally alarming. How can you have lost a bit of hunger when you have won one trophy in three seasons?

“You need to go and win again. And again. And again. And again. Rangers is about winning silverware on a regular basis. If you don’t have the hunger and desire to do that, then you should be asked to leave or be sold on.”

Numan is spot on.

You do have to feel a bit sorry for Goldson; it was clear that he didn’t want to be up there, and he said some odd things.

Hopefully, he didn’t actually mean them and the emotion of the defeat perhaps got to him.

However, if you take the context away from the comments, then they just look bizarre, and you can see why Numan was furious with the 28-year-old.

3-1 is not a game-ending scoreline, especially with 45 minutes of the game left, so you would hope that the Bears didn’t just decide to give in.

The comment about hunger is also worrying because surely they want to keep winning trophies?

That has to be the best feeling in the world and if they don’t have that motivation, perhaps playing for the Gers isn’t for them.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s arrival represents a new start for all the players, and hopefully, they are all prepared to fight.

In other Rangers news, Tom English has had a go at one Gers man and predicts that GvB won’t stand for him.