The Portuguese defender and his teammates went into today’s game off the back of four straight wins, including back-to-back victories over Aberdeen and a hard-fought win over Hibs in midweek.
But they were unable to extend that run to five, producing an abject performance that was punished by three quality finishes from Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone.
Apart from possibly Ross McCrorie, there was no Rangers player who got pass marks in the 3-1 defeat – so it was up to Alves to face the media as part of his captain duties.
And he couldn’t hide his disappointment while speaking to Rangers TV:
With that defeat, Rangers now trail Aberdeen in second by three points and Celtic in first by five – with their fierce rivals also boasting two games in hand.
And they’ve got some tough games ahead this month, including two tough trips on the road to in-form Kilmarnock and Celtic.