ANDY HALLIDAY was delighted to help earn Rangers three points in the Scottish Premiership this afternoon, but insists Gers are ‘always striving to be better.’
The midfielder was handed a start at the base of midfield alongside Lassana Coulibaly and Scott Arfield, and performed well as Dundee were swatted aside 4-0.
But despite the win, Halliday knows Gers could have racked up even more goals and performed even better at Ibrox today.
Speaking at full-time to RangersTV, Halliday said: “I thought it was good for maybe 80 per-cent of the game, but we are always striving to be better, and there are periods of the game where we maybe didn’t quite get close enough to Dundee and allowed them too much time on the ball top play through us.
“But, you have to look at the bigger picture. It was 4-0, it was three points and it is a statement that attacking side is going to come.
“Something the gaffer has instilled in the side since day one is that relentless attitude, and that winning mentality within the squad.
“When you are off the back of a defeat, it is important you get back on the horse with the three points, and I think fundamentally that was the most important thing today although we also wanted the performance and the goals with it, and I think we got that.
“We would have liked to get a couple more towards the end, but we are happy with four.”
Gers bounced back well from the disappointment of the defeat at Parkhead a fortnight ago, beginning today’s game full of life.
Halliday continued: “I thought the first 10 minutes, we were excellent. I thought we continued that for around 25 minutes and then there was maybe a 10 minute spell where Dundee got a foothold in the game and started to control the ball a bit too much, which is something we are disappointed with and the gaffer said that at half time.
“But I thought it was better in the second half and there were some good individual performances and it was a very welcome three points.”
Rangers this week will kick-off their UEFA Europa League campaign away to La Liga outfit Villarreal on Thursday night.
Halliday is very much looking forward to that occasion, adding: “When you look at the group, it seems like a Champions League-standard group. Villarreal and Spartak Moscow have been there or thereabouts in the Champions League the last few seasons and I am sure Vienna will be a very tough opponent as well.
“It is very exciting and it is where we want to be. We worked very hard to get to the group stage, but now we are willing to show ourselves on that stage.
“It is the type of opposition we should be expecting to play against when you are at Rangers. It is good to get us back into those European nights and I have always said those nights under the lights at Ibrox are just that wee bit more special/.
“I can’t wait until Thursday comes and for the rest of the Group Stage.”