The Rangers boss is still angry after the goalless draw against St. Johnstone last Saturday in the Scottish Premier League.
Last Saturday, on Matchday 26 of the Scottish Premier League, Rangers and Saint Johnstone drew 0-0 at Ibrox Stadium.
This made Ghers’ boss Steven Gerrard so angry that he went to the press conference to say his team will not win the Scottish national tournament this season.
The team is currently in the second position of the league with 52 points, eight behind leaders Celtic.
And today, three days after the game, Gerrard is still feeling angry about it.
“On the evidence of what’s gone before, I don’t think it was brutal,” Gerrard said to STV TV about telling the raw truth to his players.
“I think it was honest.”
“I think probably 99 out of 100 managers would tell them the same thing if they had seen what I saw on Saturday,” he continued.
“Maybe I put it across in a more honest and truthful way but I’m not going to change. I don’t want to lie to the players or mislead them or tell them stuff I don’t believe in.”
“The reaction can’t be for me, it’s got to be for the fans and the club. St Johnstone brought 100 or 150 supporters at that game and we had 49,000,” he added.
“They are the ones who deserve the standards and the level of performance. It’s my job to just tell the players and be truthful with them and that’s how I do it.”
“I think the St Johnstone game wasn’t just a problem in the 90 minutes,” he said.
“Having looked back at the week leading into it, there are certain things that didn’t really look right.”
Rangers have a very important match tomorrow night when they play in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round Replay against Kilmarnock after drawing goalless with them on February 9th.
“The good thing with this group of players is that they know where they’ve gone wrong,” he commented.
“But there’s another opportunity and another chance to put that right on Wednesday.
“I think the task will be similar in many ways – we know Steve Clarke will come with a plan and he’s had joy here before,” Gerrard concluded.
🎥 A team news update from the manager at today's press conference. pic.twitter.com/eTA3bxLHu6
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 19, 2019