Rangers need 'strong personalities' after draw v Celtic - BBC pundit
Rangers managed to claw back a draw in today’s Old Firm derby v Celtic as the Hoops retained their six-point gap at the top of the league.
The game’s opening goal came 20 minutes into the contest as Jota ghosted in ahead of Borna Barisic to flick a deep cross into the corner and beyond Allan McGregor between the Light Blues’ sticks.
Fashion Sakala then equalised mid-way through the second half to silence the home crowd
BBC Sport pundit Pat Nevin thinks that Rangers need more leaders in the dressing room to help them gather themselves when they are up against it.
“Can Rangers get that confidence from the first 15 minutes back? They somehow have to get on the ball and also close down Celtic,” Nevin said.
“There’s going to need to be some very strong personalities in that team to pull it back.”
Nevin is certainly not wrong about the need for stronger personalities but there is one player who needs to be binned off immediately.
It’s Barisic. We all know he isn’t good enough when the opposition are even remotely competent but he keeps getting the nod from the boss. Why?
Back in March’s first Old Firm derby at Parkhead, Celtic blitzed van Bronckhorst’s side and the Croatian was absolutely dreadful at left-back and he’s shown again he can’t hack the Old Firm.
With the score already 2-0 to the home side, a cross almost identical to that of today’s goal came in towards him and just like today, a player in green darted in front of him as he sat there on his heels.
That day it was Liel Abada rather than Jota but if a player isn’t going to learn from their mistakes then they shouldn’t even be a professional footballer, let alone for Rangers.