Nicky Law responds when asked whether Rangers have a better team than Celtic

The Scottish Championship side claimed a dramatic victory over their Old Firm foes on Sunday.

Nicky Law has claimed that it is difficult to assess whether Rangers have a better team than Celtic despite the Gers coming out on top during their Scottish Cup semi-final against their Old Firm rivals, but also hinted at a definitive answer when talking about how Mark Warburton's men played at Hampden Park, STV reports.

Despite taking the lead twice against the Hoops, the Light Blues needed penalties to book their place in the final where they will face Hibernian.

And with the game whetting the appetite for next season when the fixture against Celtic will become a league clash once again, Law was asked whether the win proves that the Ibrox outfit have the better team. 

"We were playing it out from the back and we just played our normal game. In particular in the first half I thought we were fantastic and could have gone in even more comfortable winners but we thoroughly deserve the victory and we're delighted we got it," he told STV.

"It's difficult to say [if we're a better team than Celtic] as we're a league below. On a one-off semi-final day anybody can beat anyone but we're just delighted with the way we played today.

"I think maybe people thought we couldn't come and play our own game but we've put that to bed today and shown that we can."

Though Ronny Deila's men were able to wrestle the momentum away from Rangers at certain points in the game, it is perhaps fair to say that it was Warburton's side that often dictated how the game played out, which is incredibly impressive given that they are currently a Scottish Championship side.

But while the Gers will ultimately take the spoils, a league fixture following the same narrative would have seen the points shared, so perhaps Law's cautious assessment of which side is the stronger is accurate at this stage.

But with Rangers looking to progress further as they prepare for their return to the Scottish Premiership next season, the signs suggest that they have the potential to get back to the summit of the league much quicker than many would have been anticipating.  

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