Rangers 'embarrassing' in Scottish Cup loss to Celtic, says Andy Walker

Paola Ditto
Aprile 16, 2018

Dembele has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season and Rodgers said the manner of his strike at Hampden Park underlined his confidence. He's very cool. He's very calm.

With 12 minutes left to play, Rangers substitute Jason Holt felled Patrick Roberts in the box and Ntcham drilled the ensuing spot-kick into the bottom-left corner to put the gloss on a result that never looked in doubt from the moment Celtic took the lead.

It's a huge credit to them and the focus this week has been very good, it was comprehensive. "There was a real edge to the players' game and composure".

Questioned about the preemptive glee of Rangers fans at drawing Celtic in the first place, Brown suggested that "they can cheer as much as they want, but I don't think they'll be cheering tonight". "You can speak about the occasion, obviously it was massive match for both clubs but all I ask from my players is the bare minimum, to show energy around the pitch and putting in a fight and we showed a lack of that, which disappoints me".

Celtic are by far and away the best team in Scotland, they have been for the last eight or nine years now, you probably wouldn't be far off the mark if you said that the disappointment of losing far outweighs the joy of winning for them.

Tom Rogic opened the scoring after 22 minutes with Callum McGregor getting in on the act 15 minutes later.

We thoroughly deserved it, Celtic boss Rodgers told Sky Sports. "I spoke about being ruthless in our defence, cutting out mistakes but mistakes cost us yet again and it's just not good enough". "We train every single day and the energy levels are there but we were second best in nearly everything today - second balls, first balls, it was just unacceptable for Rangers".

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