Former Scottish footballer and current pundit, Michael Stewart, praised Steven Gerrard despite losing and dropping three points to Kilmarnock.
Steven Gerrard and his Rangers believed their chances at the domestic title, and cups were legitimate this season. To be fair, the cross-town rivals of Celtic started out strong, and looked to have a great case to back up their talk.
It all came to a head in late December when Rangers defeated Celtic 2-1, and came within just two points of first place of the table with a game in hand. Now, those thoughts and ambitions are so far away for Rangers, it’s almost unfathomable.
While the Scottish champions were busy defeating Hearts 5-0, the last place team Rangers lost too recently, Rangers were busy dropping points to Kilmarnock. Now, Steven Gerrard’s side sits 10-points behind the Hoops in the Scottish Premiership League table.
After the defeat to Kilmarnock, Steven Gerrard spoke at his press conference and took the blame for the level of play… For a few seconds at least. Steven Gerrard has a habit of placing blame on anyone and everyone for his club’s shortcomings.
Despite dropping more points, former Scottish footballer and current pundit Michael Stewart was quick to give praise to the Rangers skipper:
Rangers have a talented squad. In fact, they have spent millions of pounds on trying to create a squad that could rival Celtic. They have come close, but the club has fallen apart at this exact same time in the seasons the last few years.
Rangers have a hard time facing adversity whether it is in the moment, such as on the pitch, or when looking ahead at the club ahead of them, Celtic.
That type of thinking starts at the top and trickles down. Rangers, and Steven Gerrard will need to think long and hard on improvements of they are to ever have a chance at catching up to the Scottish champions, Celtic.