Glasgow pundit slates Giovanni van Bronckhorst amid new Alfredo Morelos claim at Rangers
Frank McAvennie has told Giovanni van Bronckhorst to stop complaining about Rangers having to play twice a week during the Champions League campaign.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Celtic striker said the Gers did not manage to make the step up to the Champions League and it has nothing to do with playing two games a week.
The Light Blues crashed out of Europe this season with the worst Champions League record in the competition’s history with zero points and a goal difference of -20.
Van Bronckhorst’s side rounded off their miserable campaign with a 3-1 defeat to Ajax on Tuesday (1 November).
As quoted by FootballScotland after the game (1 November), the Bears’ boss said the main “difference” between the two sides was that the Dutch side were given the weekend off before the match.
But McAvennie couldn’t make sense of Van Bronckhorst’s reasoning.
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“I do not get that,” he told Football Insider.
“He has got a big squad. Managers complain about anything now. It [Champions League] was a step too far for them.
“They did brilliant last year in the Europa League and this year the Champions League was just that step up. They will learn from it.
“You have got [Antonio] Colak and [Alfredo] Morelos fighting for a place, but neither of them have found that spark in Europe. Gio shouldn’t complain about anything. Players want to play all the time, it is a nonsense.
“Celtic played the day earlier, they played midweek and on Saturday. It is swings and roundabouts. Playing Tuesdays and Sundays is not a bad thing.“