Senior Rangers man reveals what he could not do following Celtic defeat
By Emma Sanders
Rangers manager, Mark Warburton has admitted he couldn’t go out of the house following the last Old Firm defeat against Celtic.
The Scottish giants went head-to-head in September but Warburton’s side were humiliated as Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic ran out as 5-1 victors.
The Old Firm rivalry is one of the biggest in the world and the Rangers boss felt he could not leave the house due to embarrassment and a feeling he owed it to the fans to stay out of sight following their last defeat against Celtic.
“I didn’t go out the door because it wasn’t right. I just watched the game and again and you have to learn,” Warburton told the Scottish Daily Record.
“You have to understand the emotion of the city. I can’t talk about a different level of passion in Glasgow then not recognise or appreciate it.
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“Imagine me being seen going out that night? I could’ve had a quiet glass of wine but it wouldn’t have been right.
“If you lose an Old Firm game 5-1 you’d better recognise what you have to do because you don’t want to feel that way again.
“If you have a poor performance with the ramifications to that level you remember it for a long, long time. I certainly don’t want that feeling again.”
Rangers face another challenging encounter against Celtic on Sunday in the Betfred Cup semi-final at Hampden.
Warburton is hoping to avoid a similar fate as Rangers look to book themselves a place in another major final.
Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick for Celtic in the last encounter while Rangers centre-back Philippe Senderos was sent off.
In the latest Rangers news, Warburton gives an update on Jordan Rossiter and another regular first-teamer ahead of the clash against Celtic.