RANGERS boss Michael Beale has been called “delusional” for his version of events after Sunday’s Old Firm clash.
That’s the opinion of former Celtic favorite Peter Grant, who thinks Beale was way off the mark when he suggested the Ibrox side deserved more from the encounter – and perhaps just kept it a secret.
The Ibrox side had to repel a few goals and had large stretches of the field, but often found their last pass or finish going wide of the target.
Playing a clip of Beale summarizing the game, Grant told GoRadio: “I don’t like to criticize managers, but I think he’s delusional about what he just said.”
“I couldn’t find the Rangers putting two or three passes together.
“By the time they got to the 18-yard area, they were running out of ideas.
“I don’t remember the centre-backs passing in the middle of the pitch, maybe once.”
“Callum McGregor and Celtic played from tight spaces under pressure.
“If I go in there as Rangers manager I put so much pressure on Celtic that I can’t allow them to get a pass, although maybe that was a tactic.”
“But look at the noise that built up ahead of this game, you’ve got to put in a shot, throw in a cross, get in a tackle. Rangers didn’t do any of that.”
“If a manager says they are probably the better team and talks about the chances, what about the chances Celtic had?”
“I don’t like being critical of managers, but the interview was delusional if he thought so.”
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