STEVEN GERRARD was frustrated with his players’ display against Aberdeen tonight and admits there were no standout performers for the Light Blues.
Scott McKenna’s goal in the seventh minute gave the visitors a 1-0 victory at Ibrox, and Gerrard, speaking after the 90 minutes to RangersTV, gave an honest assessment of his side’s performance.
He said: “Not good enough. As far as I’m concerned, my opinion on it is, all over the pitch, not good enough.
“I give the players a lot of praise when they deserve it, but we’ve worked on a game plan off the pitch and we’ve worked on a game plan on the pitch.
Every single individual told me today they knew exactly what they needed to do, but that never happened. We never stuck to our game plan and our ideas – we lost control.
“We were given another chance to get back into the game when Aberdeen went to ten and we never used that advantage in our favour.
“I had a meeting yesterday for 15 to 20 minutes on control and discipline and the effect it has on suspensions and the body and blah, blah, blah.
“I’m frustrated that we haven’t basically done anything right this evening.
“We never really had any standout performers, individually, and I wasn’t happy with the performance as a team.
It is very difficult to win football matches if you have got too many players off it.
“But look, we’ve done incredibly well. We’ve punched above our weight at certain times and in certain games and 90 minutes ago we were sitting top of the league.
“I can’t criticise too much, but I think it’s important the players know how important it is that when we give them game plans and when we give them individual jobs to do it within the team, we expect them to do it to the best of their ability. Today too many weren’t at it.”
Alfredo Morelos received a red card for a second bookable offence in the 64th minute and on the sending off, Gerrard said: “I think the first yellow card is very soft. I’m not sure that one is a yellow card but the second one was certainly a yellow.”