Published: Thu, September 05, 2019
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Celtic fans react to goalscorer Odsonne Edouard’s display in victory over Rangers

Celtic fans react to goalscorer Odsonne Edouard’s display in victory over Rangers

The 39-year-old former Celtic player was photographed holding a megaphone in the crowd at Ibrox on Thursday evening, and his presence in Glasgow came as a surprise to his manager. We were very motivated, we were hungry, we had great belief about us. None of my best players are going, because we want to push on, keep growing and improve.

Much speculation has been devoted to the prospect of Morelos departing along with club captain, James Tavernier, but Gerrard said: "I haven't had any assurance". You can't listen to the noise surrounding the game, you have to stick to what you believe in.

"The idea was to get a stranglehold early on and then, as the game went on, get stronger and try and win it".

"Once the dust settles and we analyse where we are right now, of course we will be upset over losing an Old Firm, but we have qualified for Europe, we have a visit to Livingston to get into the semi-final of a cup, and we are three points behind where we were seven points behind previous year".

GLASGOW SCOTLAND- AUGUST 29 Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard reacts at full time with Ryan Jack and Joe Aribo during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Rangers FC and Legia Warsaw at Ibrox Stadium

"But to go a goal down went against everything we were trying to do".

"You can't expect to beat a good team or win an Old Firm when the majority of your players are off it. We couldn't handle their direct play".

"I understand and accept it if people want to point fingers my way, of course I'm part of it".

"If you get outplayed or someone does something that is wonderfully magic to play through you, sometimes you've got to hold your hand up, but it is bitterly disappointing that we have gifted them a goal and gifted them a lead in a big game". We always create chances and we did that last night. "We will analyse ourselves and we will take a bit of criticism, which is OK, we will be man enough to accept it".

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