Murty makes honest admission about Rangers performance v Atletico Mineiro
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has honestly admitted his side “can do better” after their 1-0 Florida Cup win over Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro in the early hours of Friday.
Josh Windass scored the only goal of the game in a scrappy match as the Gers used 22 players over the course of the 90 minutes.
Both sides struggled to impose themselves on the game in the opening half while defensive lapses could have cost Rangers much more severely than they did.
Murty admits his side can – and will – do better but thought there were some aspects of Rangers play that pleased him.
“Parts of it were really pleasing, parts of our up tempo stuff was good, parts of our press was good and part of our clarity of message was good,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“There are obviously things we can do better and things we can improve on in terms of securing the football at times in quite poor areas.
“I want the players to play, I want them to be brave enough to play into midfield but we need to be better at it.
“I thought when we played with a tempo and with one or two touches we got some really good penetration, we got really good runners off the ball.
“The goal was excellent and I thought with a little bit more composure and quality in the final third we could have had more.”
The Gers now move on to face Corinthians on Saturday night in their final game in the Florida Cup and Murty will be hoping his side can improve before then.
After completing their fixtures in the United States, Murty’s side will return to Scotland to prepare for their return to domestic competition on January 21st.
The Ibrox giants travel north to face Highland League minnows Fraserburgh in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup before welcome Aberdeen three days later in the Scottish Premiership.
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