Graeme Murty: I felt angry and got in face of Rangers players in this game
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has revealed he “got in a few people’s faces” at half-time of last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Motherwell as the Gers trailed 2-0 at the break.
The Light Blues fell behind to two quick goals at Fir Park before second-half strikes from James Tavernier and Jamie Murphy salvaged a point for the Ibrox giants.
The Gers boss admitted he was “a wee bit angry” at watching his side struggle against the Steelemen and admitted they say “a side they wouldn’t have seen” of the Ibrox manager.
“I didn’t take a step back at half-time last week, I took a step forward and got in a few people’s faces,” Murty said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I demanded a little bit more from them and they responded. That’s a side they wouldn’t have seen of me. You can be a nice guy but still be really demanding. We’re all capable of being many different people. You have to be able to utilise the right tool for the right situation – and the time was right I felt to be a wee bit angry.”
The Gers face Dundee at Ibrox on Saturday as they look to reel in Aberdeen in second in the Scottish Premiership before heading to Hampden next Sunday to take on Celtic in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.
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Murty’s side have failed to win any of their last three games after falling to back-to-back defeats by Celtic and Kilmarnock.
Football Insider verdict:
The Gers simply haven’t been good enough in the last few weeks although there was an improvement in the second-half of the 2-2 draw with Motherwell. Murty’s side can’t afford any more slip-ups between now and the end of the season if they are to secure second-place in the Scottish Premiership. The Ibrox giants entire season could go up in smoke over the next 8 days if the Gers boss doesn’t have his side fired up and ready to go. If that means him getting in the players’ faces then so be it.
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