Tam McManus hammers Rangers ace Ryan Kent, calls him a 'Youtube player'
Tam McManus has labelled Rangers ace Ryan Kent as a ‘Youtube player’ who ‘flatters to deceive’, despite shining in the Europa League win over Braga.
Kent turned in a fine performance for the light blues as Rangers reached their first European semi-final since 2008, where they will take on RB Leipzig for a place in the Europa League final.
But speaking to PLZ Soccer, pundit McManus said that the former Liverpool winger needs to add more consistency to his game if he wants to go up a level and potentially return to the Premier League.
“He flatters to deceive for me a wee bit”, he said. “You know he’s flashy. He would be a great YouTube player.
“He does things that are unbelievable but then you don’t see him for 30/40 minutes in the game then he will pop up again.
“So he’s got to add more consistency into his game in terms of goals and assists because he’s capable of doing it.
“But he just goes missing at times for me in games and I think that’s probably stopping him from going to the higher level – maybe going to the English Premiership.”
If there’s one criticism of Kent it is certainly that he needs to add more goals and assists to his game, but his general play is a big reason why Rangers are where they are.
His pace is electrifying, his dribbling is exceptional, he can use both feet and his movement often gets him into dangerous positions on the pitch.
That skillset is what makes him such a threat to the opposition and it’s almost impossible to expect him to provide those sparks and moments for the entire 90 minutes.
Kent rarely loses the ball when he’s trying build play and not go through the heart of the defence, and if he can add more goals and assists to his game then he will absolutely go to the next level.
There is space for the 25-year-old to improve and get even better and more important for Rangers, but calling him a ‘Youtube player’ is just wrong and anyone who watches him regularly will tell you that.