Journalist Joshua Barrie has noted that Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst was frustrated with his players during their recent game.
Over the weekend, the Light Blues managed to claim all three points in their 2-1 Scottish Premiership win over Dundee United at home.
However, despite the win, it seems as though the club manager was far from happy with the display of his team and couldn’t hide his emotions on the touchline.
When speaking on the Rangers Review podcast, Barrie said (09:47): “I also thought off the ball – and I don’t know if anyone else at Ibrox noticed this – but I thought one of the things that seemed to frustrate van Bronkhorst was when Rangers lost the ball, there wasn’t that kind of cohesive counterpressure where five or six players swarmed the ball or even a couple hunting in pacts.”
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It’s not exactly been the best start to the reason for Van Bronckhorst and his Rangers side. Indeed, they have lost both their opening games in the Champions League and already trail Celtic by two points in the SPFL.
As a result, there has been some talk in the media of late about how the Dutchman could be at risk of losing his job if he can’t oversee a big improvement.
And so, while this win will be exactly what he would have hoped for, Van Bronckhorst may well be concerned by the fact that his players aren’t quite executing his game plan as well as he would like – as evidenced by the pitchside frustrations spotted by Barrie.
At the very least, though, this victory is a step in the right direction and now the international break will afford him some time to get his messages across to the team on the training ground.