Steven Gerrard may have seen his Rangers side draw their opening game, but he noted that the players did themselves proud and tried to stick to the game plan.
He called it ‘perfect’ for the most part and said that professionalism ran throughout the side.
The opponents, Aberdeen weren’t quite as free flowing with their football, and Gerrard said that his players made him very proud despite only getting a point from the opening game.
Sky Sports report he said: “I thought we were magnificent. I thought we were very good with 11 men, I thought we were even better when we went down to 10. Aberdeen didn’t have any idea against us.
“For 93 minutes it was perfect, I’m gutted for my payers we conceded so late on but we’re a class above Aberdeen.
“It’s frustrating because we put in so much effort, every single player to a man was excellent tactically. We were very good, very professional.
“Aberdeen only had one idea, to lump it in the box, and I’m pleased with the players, I’m delighted and I can’t go away from here disappointed with any of them.”
The one thing Gerrard has made very clear is that he wants to see hunger from his players, and that he will only allow players to join if he thinks they can bring that to the side.
He noted that it will be a very different Rangers from the one we’ve seen before, and that he expects more from his players – something we saw from the opening game.
Gerrard also made it clear clear that he was happy with the squad, and that they tried to play football – unlike Aberdeen, who he basically called long ball merchants.