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Video: Declan John Gives a Brutal Assessment of Rangers’ Performance Against Celtic

Video: Declan John Gives a Brutal Assessment of Rangers’ Performance Against Celtic

Declan John believes Rangers were “too passive” and made it “easy” for Celtic during Sunday’s 4-0 humiliation at Hampden.

Brendan Rodgers’ team taught their fierces a serious lesson in the Scottish Cup semi-final, with Callum McGregor, Moussa Dembele, Tom Rogic and Olivier Ntcham all on the score sheet for the champions.

Rangers have of course been rocked since that defeat, with pressure mounting on boss Graeme Murty following the suspensions of both Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller.

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However, while it’s back to business this weekend as Rangers host Hearts in the first of their post-split fixtures, attentions were still drawn on the loss to Celtic during this afternoon’s press conferences at Auchenhowie.

It fell to John to step out in front of the media, and while the Wales international has quietly went about his work since arriving at Ibrox, he proved he isn’t the sort of player to shy away from a defeat with his comments.

“To be honest I don’t think anything went right for us in that game,” John said.

“I thought we were far too passive, and as you saw from the game I think they played us off the park. I think we made it easy for them at times.”

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John wisely refused to comment on what went on within the Rangers dressing room after the final whistle, with an investigation underway to find out what exactly happened between Murty, Miller and Wallace.

However, the 22-year-old’s statements are still refreshing as he refused to go easy on himself or his team-mates.

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