Scott Arfield claims that Rangers have shown that they have the 'mentality' to win trophies

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard reacts during The Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers will be hoping to stop their Old Firm rivals Celtic from winning nine Scottish Premiership titles in a row next season.

Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates  after scoring the opening goal during the Ladbrokes Premier League match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell,...

Scott Arfield has claimed that Rangers showed at Celtic that they have the 'mentality' to win a trophy next season as they are set to end this campaign empty-handed. 

Steven Gerrard's side suffered a 2-1 defeat at Parkhead at the end of March in what was a hotly-contested encounter with two men sent off, including Andy Halliday after the final whistle.

For large parts of the encounter, the away team were down to 10 men, but after the break, they were arguably the better team with Ryan Kent being a stand out performer. 

 

Arfield, who has been one of Gerrard's key players this season, reiterated the club's desire to win a trophy and what they have done this season that bodes well for next term. 

"The enthusiasm is there [to win a trophy next season], it has to be," Arfield told Sky Sports. "You are representing millions of people on this planet that support this football club. 

"People are going to talk about how many points Celtic have won the league by this year, but I think it's very evident the last two games, particularly the one at Parkhead where the mentality was there. It was a mistake from us from a personal point of view. If that mistake doesn't happen we dominate the game for large periods. 

"And for the game at Ibrox, we dominated for the full 90 minutes and it really shows we are on course for something here. The fact of the matter is we came away with no trophies this season." 

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic gives his team instructions during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow,...

From Rangers supporters perspective, the biggest disappointment for them arguably would be their performances in the domestic cup competitions where they failed to reach the semi-finals. 

But Gerrard, who is in his first season as a manager, is in a learning curve of his own and he will be hoping his team can stop their Old Firm rivals from winning nine-in-a-row next term.

It remains to be seen who will be in the Celtic's dugout next season, with Neil Lennon currently in charge until the end of the season. 

Neil Lennon, Interim manager of Celtic looks on ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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