Ronald de Boer highly critical of Rangers in Scottish Cup final defeat

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Rangers lost 3-2 to Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final.

Former Ibrox hero Ronald de Boer says Rangers were disappointing from a defensive perspective out of possession as they lost 3-2 in the Scottish Cup final to Hibernian, the BBC reports.

The Gers headed in to the game looking to lift the Scottish Cup and complete a fabulous treble for the season, yet their lack of competitive matches of late seemingly caught up with them on the big stage.

Hibs were well deserving of their victory, having created numerous chances over the 90 minutes with on-loan Celtic man Anthony Stokes in particular pulling the Rangers back four all over the place.

Commenting on the BBC, De Boer was becoming increasingly frustrated by his former side’s lack of discipline and defensive organisation as he cited their play out of possession as a major problem.

"The problem for Rangers is when they lose the ball. They are giving way too much space away. They have to be patient, because they are having a lot of possession, but they are giving it away too easily,” the Dutchman explained during the encounter.

In a topsy-turvy match, Hibernian took the lead in as early as the third minute via a well-placed Stokes finish before Rangers turned the game on its head with goal from Kenny Miller and a rocket from Andy Halliday.

But despite being in-front, the Glasgow club continued to leave spaces in midfield and at the back and it seemed only a matter of time before Stokes would strike again, his second coming from a corner.

As the game headed into the final minutes, extra-time loomed yet Hibs grabbed a dramatic winner with another goal coming via a corner, this time skipper David Gray heading home the winner.

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