Rangers signing planned by Mark Hateley after ‘weak and brutal’ Champions League show
They left Belgium relieved to simply still be in contact. And Hateley didn’t hold back after watching with disappointment shared across the entire Rangers support spectrum.
“It was a mediocre, weak and brutal show,” he said. “Union understood Rangers after 25 minutes.
“We don’t even know if Union’s back three are good. Is the keeper good? We don’t know.
Rangers have rarely threatened finalists Belgium beyond the first half hour but are clinging to hopes of overturning the two-goal deficit next Tuesday when the game returns to Glasgow.
Hateley is a man who knows all about driving the line – a great attacking figurehead who dominated Scotland’s defenses in the early 1990s at Ibrox.
And he called the latest player to fit into the mold of van Bronckhorst’s side – Antonio Colak – a “waste of time” after the loss.
Speaking on BBC Sportsound, he continued: “Colak, for me, was a waste of time. If Morelos plays, the ball goes to him. Colak did not ask for the ball.
“At the end of the day, Rangers are very, very lucky to come away with a 2-0 loss.”
Morelos missed the game while still recovering from his hamstring injury, but is eligible to play next week, fitness permitting, as is Ryan Kent.
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