By Saikat Mandal

17th Apr, 2022 | 10:10pm

Connor Goldson shares what Rangers players said at half-time in win v Celtic

Rangers have moved into the Scottish Cup final after beating Celtic 2-1 on Sunday at Hampden Park.

The Gers fell behind Greg Taylor’s goal in the second half. However, Scott Arfield equalised shortly afterwards, and an own goal from Celtic defender Carl Starfelt in the extra time gave the Gers a deserved victory.

Connor Goldson has admitted that he wasn’t feeling well this morning.

The defender also shared what the Gers players told among themselves at half-time, as relayed by Sky Sports journalist Joshua Barrie.

Goldson said: “My legs didn’t feel great this morning. But it’s an Old Firm and once you get into it your legs take care of themselves. We said at half-time fatigue is mental, your body can always take you where you want to go.”

Heroic

To win big games, you need more than tactics and a game plan.

It’s about the mentality of the players as well, and the Gers have shown great character, something Giovanni van Bronckhorst should be proud of.

Back to the walls after the defeat against Celtic, the fight-back began.

The Bears showed great determination to knock Braga out of the Europa League and secure a passage to the semi-final of the European competition.

Celtic, on the other hand, got time to prepare themselves properly. In contrast, the Rangers players hardly got rest.

In fact, the players probably got tired as fatigue crept in, as Goldson has hinted, but they crossed the pain barrier to secure a famous victory.

Rangers are now on course to secure their first domestic cup for 11 years, as they face Hearts in the Scottish Cup final.

The victory over their rivals also means that Celtic won’t be able to win their fifth domestic treble in six seasons, having already won the League Cup this season.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton was left less than impressed by this Rangers player’s first-half display at Hampden.