Caixinha: This is the only thing Rangers need to think about in semi-final v Celtic
By Matt Bullin
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha has claimed his side should only be thinking about winning the Scottish Cup, not about stopping Celtic winning the treble.
The sides are set to meet at Hampden this Sunday in a repeat of last season’s tie at the same stage.
The Gers claimed a shock win last season as they advanced into the final by beating their bitter rivals on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
It will be the fifth time the sides have met this term, and Rangers are yet to win a match v the Hoops, but they have drawn once.
Caixinha, who took the reins at Rangers back in March, has claimed his side are concentrating on their own game, rather than thinking about ending Celtic’s treble chances.
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Speaking in an interview on Rangers TV, as quoted by Sky Sports, Caixinha said: “We are not thinking about what the opponent has already won this season, we are thinking about ourselves.
“This club is about winning and winning means to get trophies. We are almost at the end to get one so that’s the only thought we need to have on Sunday.”
The Portuguese manager has overseen three wins in his first five Scottish Premiership matches, but the match will be his first experience of an Old Firm derby.
Should Rangers beat Celtic and reach the final they will be attempting to win their 34th Scottish Cup.
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