Caixinha shares what he did after Rangers semi-final v Celtic
By Danny Wright
Pedro Caixinha has revealed that he didn’t say anything to his Rangers squad after their disappointing 2-0 loss to Celtic on Sunday, and that he prefers to analyse what happened.
Callum McGregor and Scott Sinclair scored in each half to book the Hoops’ place in the Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen next month.
Caixinha was managing his first ever Old Firm match and admitted after the game that he doesn’t like to speak to his players ‘in war’.
The Portuguese boss’ coaching methods have clearly worked well on the Gers squad since he was made Mark Warburton’s successor last month as the loss to Brendan Rodgers’ team was his first defeat in Scotland.
However he is now looking to analyse what went wrong at Hampden ahead of next week, when the two Old Firm rivals will face each other for the sixth and final time this season.
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“Normally we don’t speak to the players after the game,” said Caixinha in a video on the official Rangers Twitter page.
“It’s a principle that we have. We don’t like to say anything in war we just need to analyse, and that is what we need to do now.”
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 23, 2017
Celtic booked their place in the Scottish Cup final for the first time since 2013.
Rangers got to the final last season when they beat the Bhoys in their run but fell at the final hurdle to Hibernian.
Rodgers’ men are just one win away from sealing the treble after Saturday’s win and have just a handful of games remaining to cap an unbeaten season.
Ibrox will be the setting for next week’s Old Firm clash in the Scottish Premiership and Celtic have won all but one of their five meetings with Rangers this season.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has delivered an injury update on this midfielder.