Steven Gerrard shares message to Rangers players at half time

28th October 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup football, semi final, Aberdeen versus Rangers; Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard watches on

Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox club Glasgow Rangers lost to Spartak Moscow on Thursday.

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

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed to the club’s official website what he told his Ibrox players at half time against Spartak Moscow.

The Gers suffered a 4-3 defeat to Spartak away from home in Moscow in their Europa League Group G game on Thursday evening.

Rangers were 3-2 ahead at half time, but defensively the Ibrox club were disappointing in the second period.

 

Rangers manager Gerrard has revealed what he told his players at half time.

Gerrard told Rangers’ official website: “The message at half-time was ‘it’s 3-2, if we defend better we either win this game or worst-case we come away with something'. But we had a terrible five minutes just after the break and we were punished for it.”

Nikolai Rasskazov (R) of FC Spartak Moscow is challenged by Glenn Middleton of Rangers F.C during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers F.C at Spartak...

Stats

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Stadion Spartak in Moscow on Thursday evening, hosts Spartak had 58% of the possession, took 19 shots of which seven were on target, and earned nine corners, according to BBC Sport.

Visitors Rangers had 42% of the possession, took eight shots of which three were on target, and earned six corners, according to BBC Sport.

Rangers are third in the Europa League Group G at the moment with five points from four matches, just a point behind leaders Villarreal.

Fernando of FC Spartak Moscow is challenged by Lassana Coulibaly (Top) of Rangers F.C during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between FC Spartak Moscow and Rangers F.C at Spartak...

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