By Sam Stone

9th Sep, 2022 | 2:10pm

Giovanni van Bronckhorst told to 'get on with it' for comments after Rangers v Ajax

Alan Rough has told Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst to “get on with it” in response to his comments after the Gers 4-0 Champions League defeat to Ajax.

The Light Blues boss suggested that Rangers can’t compete in the Champions League due to the hundreds of millions spent by Europe’s elite clubs.

However, Rough suggested that Rangers’ Old Firm rivals Celtic got on with it better than them and that ended with a standing ovation against European giants Real Madrid.

Speaking on the PLZ Football Show [10:45, 9 September]: “I know Giovanni van Bronckhorst has come out after the game and said that we can’t compete, but it’s not rocket science. Our teams can’t go out and buy players for £30million.

“So what you’ve got to do is make your team organised enough to try and beat them and make it hard for you to get beat.

“I don’t buy into we can’t compete for argument because we know the way it is. Just get on with it, Celtic did and they got a standing ovation.”

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The comments regarding Rangers’ ability to compete in the Champions League from Giovanni van Bronckhorst was not the right approach for the Dutchman to take after their damaging defeat in Amsterdam.

Celtic proved the night before that they were more than capable of competing with the world’s best and they should’ve been at least one goal up at half-time against Real Madrid.

Furthermore, last season we saw Rangers compete with Champions League clubs with RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund all competing in this year’s competition.

The pressure is really on van Bronckhorst to find a tune out these players quickly and it’s time for the Rangers boss to really take matters into his own hands and stop blaming outside issues.

The Gers’ upcoming Scottish Premiership fixture against Aberdeen is simply a must-win for the Gers, with defeat putting their league title hopes in serious doubt.

Putting a string of good league performances together will go some way to easing the mounting pressure on the Dutchman’s shoulders.

In other Rangers news, Michael Stewart got stuck into one player after what he did in the past week