PEDRO CAIXINHA was delighted to see his side run out 4-1 winners on Saturday but he wants to see his players perform better again when they travel to Partick Thistle’s Firhill Stadium on Friday night.
The manager believes there were a lot of positives to take from the display against Dundee at Ibrox with a double from in-form striker Alfredo Morelos and further goals from Josh Windass and Carlos Pena securing all three Premiership points.
But, as always, the gaffer knows there is a lot of room for improvement and that is what he will be focussing on as he prepares his team for their next big test against Alan Archibald’s Jags.
The manager, speaking at today’s pre-match press conference at Ibrox, said: “I think what really pleases me in this job and working in this massive club is that you don’t have time to stop and think, you just need to keep analysing things with hard work and winning at the same time.
“That’s the reason we are here and that’s the reason we have this group of players because they are not satisfied after you win a game which you win 4-1 and I’m not totally happy.
That’s the mentality we need to spread. We won, okay, 4-1, good result, good performance in some moments of the game, but need to improve in some other moments.
“That’s the reality we need to face and only thinking like this you can grow as a team, I can grow as a coach and they can grow as players as well.”
Caixinha is delighted with the way his summer signings are settling in at Rangers with Daniel Candeias on the right wing and striker Morelos in particular receiving a lot of praise following their performances against Neil McCann’s Dundee.
The manager added: “I think all of them need different time to get adapted.
“It’s different reality, a different culture, even me as a European it’s different living in a country like Portugal rather than living in the UK or living in Scotland.
“So imagine one guy who is from the other side of the world adapting to this culture, to this type of football, to the new methodology of training and everything.
“So all of them will have different times to adapt but now they are getting all together on the direction we want.”