'Fantastic philosophy' - Graeme Murty wants Rangers to be more like PL giants
Rangers managers Graeme Murty insists his side need to be “ruthless” if they are to become a “winning” team and revealed that Premier League giants Manchester City are the perfect example.
The Gers have struggled at times to kill teams off in games and Murty believes that the “determination” shown by City’s players to win above anything else is what his side are lacking.
Pep Guardiola’s side have broken all sorts of records in a dominant season so far south of the border and the Gers boss admits that ruthlessness is “necessary” for success.
“Pep has a fantastic philosophy on football but there is a steely-eyed professionalism behind everything he does,” Murty told RangersTV, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He’s a winner, his teams are desperate to win, and for all of their pretty play and all of their nice play, that it is backed up by that determination to go and win and put people to the sword when they are on top. They’ve been ruthless this year.
“I would like us to be ruthless also and if we can add that to our game I think it’s a necessary characteristic of a winning team.”
The Gers are currently 11 points off leaders Celtic in the Scottish Premiership – and three points off second-placed Aberdeen – with the Scottish Cup looking the only realistic chance of success for Murty’s side this season.
After making heavy work of the first-half of Sunday’s 6-1 Scottish Cup fifth-round win over Ayr United, Murty’s side looked to be playing much closer to what is expected with five goals without reply in a blistering second 45.
The Light Blues face Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday at New Douglas Park and Murty will be hoping his side can put Accies to the sword in a similar manner to the second-half at Somerset Park.
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