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Nikola Katic on deal he made with Glasgow Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Spartak Moscow and Rangers  at Spartak Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

Steven Gerrard's Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers were beaten by Spartak Moscow last night.

Rangers Glasgow's Nikola Katic, Jon Flanagan, and Spartak Moscow's Roman Zobnin (L-R) fight for the ball in their 2018

Glasgow Rangers summer signing Nikola Katic said to the club's official website that all of the Ibrox side’s defenders made a deal with Steven Gerrard that they would keep a clean sheet in the second-half against Spartak Moscow yesterday, but they failed to stick to it.

Rangers went into the break in Russia with a 3-2 lead, after what was a crazy first-half.

Rangers had looked hugely dangerous going forward, but they let themselves down with some cheap errors at the back.


Gerrard was clearly keen to make sure his side tightened up in the second half, but the defenders failed to live up to their promise.

Rangers conceded another two goals in the second-half, as they slipped to their first European defeat of the season.

Nikola Katic of Rangers in action during the Pre-Season Friendly between Rangers and Bury at Ibrox Stadium on July 6, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And Katic said: “We had a deal at half-time to try and take a clean sheet from the second half, but we lost two goals in two minutes and I don’t know what to say about that.”

Despite the painful defeat there were positives to take from Rangers’ performance in Russia.

Gerrard’s side competed well against a Spartak side who are always challenging hosts, and if they can continue to attack in such a manner, then they will be a huge threat in Scotland.

Nikola Katic (L) of Rangers in action against Ivelin Popov (71) of Spartak Moscow during a UEFA Europa League Group G soccer match between Spartak Moscow and Rangers at the Stadion Spartak...

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