Rangers boss Mark Warburton says he was glad to prove people wrong about Celtic.
Rangers boss Mark Warburton has explained his delight at leading his side to a win over Celtic in the Scottish Cup.
The Gers matched Celtic over normal and extra time and came out on top in a penalty shootout to win the semi-final clash.
Rangers have recently won promotion to the Scottish Premiership and can look forward to more clashes against the league champions next season, but for now says he was pleased to show his team's quality, and how close they are to Ronny Deila's side.
Speaking to Rangers official website, Warburton said that reports he had read in the lead up to the game writing his side off gave him an added determination that the Light Blues put on a good show.
He said: "Today we’ve showed what we’ve said, that the gap isn’t as wide as everyone has said.
"I’ve read some ridiculous reports about the gap and the number of goals which they [Celtic] are going to win by."
Rangers did not really need any extra motivation to beat Celtic in Sunday's clash at Hampden Park, but Warburton certainly found extra reason to be inspired.
The win keeps the feelgood factor at Ibrox going, and will mean they have little to fear when they take on Celtic next season, rather than feeling worried had they been on the wrong end of a thrashing this weekend.