Steven Gerrard fears Rangers suffer from identity crisis as he laments Ibrox’s fragile form – .

Steven Gerrard fears Rangers suffer from identity crisis as he laments Ibrox’s fragile form – .

Steven Gerrard insists the Rangers have lost their identity and says it’s up to him to fix it quickly as he seeks to rediscover their spark.
The champions have suffered a third straight home league draw and Gerrard has admitted they are starting games far too slow after conceding the first for the eighth time this season against Aberdeen.

The Gers lost two goals in 15 minutes against an emotionally charged Ibrox as he paid tribute to Walter Smith 24 hours after his death.

They fought back thanks to Alfredo Morelos and a penalty from James Tavernier, but Gerrard slammed his sloppy stars and said: “We have to get back to the training ground and remind a few of what we are.

“We have forgotten what we are doing really well, which is moving around the football field with a very good solid organization and we are aggressive.

“When we get the ball back we play with possession and style and tonight we have forgotten what we are doing and what we are doing and I have to fix it.

“We have to work hard, get back on the training ground, reset a few individuals and hopefully when they start to play a little better it will help the collective.

“But we have to start the games better. First we have to score and play with more control and then we don’t have to complain to the referees about people wasting time – it’s our fault, it’s our fault.

The Gers are just two points ahead of Celtic and could be behind their rivals by the time they travel to Motherwell on Sunday.

And Gerrard, speaking to Rangers TV, said: “We put more pressure on ourselves in away games because we drew three at home and we don’t start games well enough for. cash the first.

“We conceded on the first Sunday (against St Mirren) – okay, it was a good goal – but we had to work extremely hard to get the three points and it could have affected the energy levels tonight.

“I am disappointed with the result, disappointed with the performance. We gave ourselves a mountain to climb in the first 10 minutes.

“We actually started the game well on the front foot and then conceded two really mediocre goals from our point of view.

“One was a gift on the edge of the box and the second we lost a man and lost a duel because of a stopped game.

“Against any team, at this level, it’s always going to be difficult to lose 2-0 but we managed to take something out of the game but the performance is not good enough and it’s up to me to play. “


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