Giovanni van Bronckhorst was left fuming with his Rangers team after their first-half Old Firm capitulation against Celtic.
Celtic blew Rangers away in the second Old Firm clash of the season to seal a 3-0 win. The result means Celtic are one point above Rangers and top the Scottish Premiership for the first time since August.
The platform for their dominant victory was laid in the first half where two goals from the impressive Reo Hatate and Liel Abada’s strike just before the break put Celtic firmly in control.
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Van Bronckhorst, who was suffering his first defeat as Rangers boss, was left dumbfounded and angry regarding his team’s first-half performance.
“It’s very disappointing. It seemed like it was the first Old Firm derby we played,” Van Bronckhorst told Sky Sports.
“We know what the environment is, the ambiance, the pressure. But it seemed like we weren’t ready for it. The way we gave the goals away, it’s sharpness. I can’t say otherwise. Not going with your man, not ready for the battles. It was an unbelievable first-half performance. We were much better in the second half.
“That’s where our Old Firm derby started. We were much more aggressive. But in the first half we gave the game away.