By Azeem Siddiqui

9th Sep, 2022 | 1:10pm

PSV coach Ruud van Nistelrooy admits frustration after watching Rangers suffer 4-0 defeat v Ajax

PSV Eindhoven coach Ruud van Nistelrooy has admitted that he was left frustrated after watching Rangers getting hammered against Ajax in the UEFA Champions League.

The Gers had a horrible outing against the Dutch champions where they suffered a 4-0 defeat on Wednesday.

Van Nistelrooy, while talking to ESPN as quoted by Football Scotland, admitted it was hard to believe that this Rangers team got the better of PSV in the qualification playoffs.

“Yes, on the one hand it is [annoying],” he said. “When you see Rangers play like this, you think: God damn it, how did they get here?

“On the other hand, we also beat Ajax in the Johan Cruyff Arena. Then you see that football is funny. It can be weird, you know this can happen.”

Time for improved show

Rangers 2022-23 season had been nothing short of a rollercoaster of a ride. They started the campaign on a positive note but had the first shock after suffering an away defeat against Union SG while playing away from home in the first-leg of the third qualifying round of the Champions League.

But the Gers managed to bounce back and not only overcome the two-goal deficit but also secured their place in the group stage of Europe’s elite club competition after getting the better of PSV.

However, the last week Rangers had another reality check where not only they were hammered in the Netherlands but they were also thrashed in the first Old Firm derby of the ongoing campaign against Celtic.

Those kinds of results have definitely put a lot of pressure on manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst whose task will now be to ensure that the players will show more courage and determination in the matches to come.

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