Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield believes that the pain of losing the Old Firm Derby will drive them to retain the title. Rangers surrendered their lead after a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Celtic. Arfield also revealed that manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst did not go easy on the team and gave them a piece of his mind.
“He is methodical in his thinking and he’s calm, but of course when emotions run high you need to say it how it is,” Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield said. “A few words were exchanged at half-time and at full-time and rightly so. We need to look back on this, don’t forget that feeling of walking off the pitch on Wednesday, and try and put it right as soon as possible. We’ve had tricky games and tricky periods, and players have been out for a number of reasons. Of course, you can make excuses for everything, but the reality is we had a six-point gap and now we don’t. We need to put it right.”
“I played against his numerous times down in England and he’s a fantastic player,” he added. “Hopefully he can get fit as soon as possible and help us in these huge remaining 14 games. He’s trained a couple of times and, as you’d expect, he’s got real quality. The standard of players just keeps rising, and the performance of the player has to rise to keep their jersey. When competition comes in then it can only be good for the club and good for the personnel in the team.