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Video: Steven Gerrard Admits He’s ‘Really Shocked and Surprised’ by Last Two Games

Video: Steven Gerrard Admits He’s ‘Really Shocked and Surprised’ by Last Two Games

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has admitted he’s been left shocked, surprised and searching for answers after his side’s slump in form over the last week or so.

The Ibrox club failed to beat relegation-threatened Dundee at Dens Park this afternoon, despite playing against 10 men for more than 70 minutes, meaning they missed the opportunity to leapfrog arch rivals Celtic at the top of the Premiership.

Gerrard watched his undefeated run at home come to an end on Wednesday night after Aberdeen’s 1-0 win in Govan, and today’s stalemate means the Gers have dropped five points from their last six – something which is simply unacceptable in the eyes of the Liverpool legend.

Speaking to Rangers TV after the 1-1 draw today, Gerrard explained: “I am more surprised than frustrated and I am really shocked and surprised at what I am seeing.

“Seven days ago, we got a fantastic result against Hearts and then, none of the players looked like the players that were with us seven days ago.

“I am seeing players make bad decision after bad decision and I am seeing a team that’s not carrying out a game plan, so I am more surprised and frustrated.

“I don’t think I have to go away and analyse it as I know and I have just seen it with my own eyes.

“We just did everything wrong again and these players don’t look like the players I was watching seven days ago and for the majority of the season – we just don’t look like ourselves.

“Even if there was no red card, you would expect us to come to places like this against bottom of the league, with all due respect, and we should dominate the ball and we should create chance after chance after chance.

“If you continue to make bad decisions on the pitch, it is very difficult for that to happen.

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“We have to remember what got us to where we were seven days ago which was hard work, a team difficult to play against and then have a style and play like Rangers players and play like a team who wants to take responsibility.

“Nobody is playing with character and personality at the moment, people are just making mistake after mistake and it is difficult to watch.”

Rangers now face a crucial trip to Austria on Thursday for a do-or-die showdown with Rapid Vienna in the Europa League, with a win enough to see them qualify for the competition’s knockout rounds.

But what do you make of Gerrard’s comments? Is he correct?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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