Rangers boss Steven Gerrard admitted he wants to see his team play with the kind of ruthlessness they showed during their 7-1 demolition of Motherwell at Ibrox today more often.
Goals from James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos, Glenn Middleton, and a brace from both Scott Arfield and Eros Grezda helped the Glasgow side stroll to victory.
“We’ve used the words ruthless and relentless. Forget the scoreline, just keep going all the way to the final whistle. And the lads did that.’’ Gerrard told Sky Sports.
“The first half was quite frustrating. We didn’t really play well. We stressed not to let it become a war, we wanted to match Motherwell’s physicality but this was a game to make the pitch big and play at tempo. But we got involved emotionally and it became scrappy.
The 34-minute dismissal of Motherwell midfielder Carl McHugh didn’t make things easier for the visitors, who trailed 3-1 going into half-time.
“I said to them at half-time: ‘We are 3-1 up, they are down to 10 men, what are we going to do? Go and get involved emotionally or be calm and play with precision and temp that’s going to hurt them, and you’re going to get opportunities to make the scoreline as big as you want to make it’. And the players delivered.” Gerrard added.