Rangers TV pundit can't believe 'shocking' dressing room claim after Goldson reveal
Alan Hutton has claimed Giovanni van Bronckhorst faces an attitude problem in the Rangers dressing room after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat to Hibernian.
The former Gers defender and Rangers TV pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he could not believe Connor Goldson’s “shocking” comments after the game.
As quoted by talkSPORT (22nd November), Goldson claimed the Gers squad had “lost a bit of hunger”.
He also accused some teammates of thinking “they don’t need to work as hard” after winning the Premiership title last season.
Hutton admitted he was stunned by the defender’s comments.
He suggested Van Bronckhorst now faces a battle to lift his players after the humbling semi-final defeat.
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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Right now, the most important thing is winning football games and getting that first team up off the floor.
“Off the floor is exactly right. That’s exactly where those players are at the moment.
“I don’t get it, I read all the comments after the game, about a loss of confidence and this and that and I don’t get it.
“You’ve got a new manager in the stands, in the semi-final of the cup, at Hampden, full house. How can you not be up for that? How have you lost hunger?
“I don’t get it. Rangers have won one trophy in so many years. How can you not be up for a semi-final? It was really shocking to hear some of the excuses after the game.
“Saying the hunger’s gone, the game’s done by half-time. I genuinely couldn’t believe what I was reading. It’s going to have to be a big turnaround.
“Van Bronckhorst has got a big job on his hands here. He needs to lift these players because this is a massive season. We’ve spoken about it before, this is huge for the Champions League.
“He’s going to have to get in there and turn those attitudes around.”