Former Rangers striker Steven Thompson has criticised manager Steven Gerrard for his post-match comments at Pittodrie on Sunday.
Gerrard was full of praise for his side’s performance against Aberdeen, believing they were much better than the Dons despite playing the vast majority of the game with just ten men.
As quoted by the BBC, the Ibrox boss said:
Anyone at this game or who watched on TV must know we were much better than Aberdeen.
We were very good with 11 men, we were even better when we went to 10. Aberdeen didn’t have any idea against us, and for 93 minutes it was perfect.
Aberdeen only had one idea and it was to lump it into the box.
Obviously, I’m gutted for my players we’ve conceded late on. But we showed today that we’re a class above Aberdeen. I thought we were tremendous.
It’s an assessment of the game that most Rangers fans would agree with and while dropping points was frustrating, the performance was generally good, especially in the central midfield area and at the back.
BBC pundit Thompson has taken issue with Gerrard’s comments though, believing they lacked class and aren’t a true reflection on the current state of both teams.
The former Rangers man said on air at the BBC:
I thought the timing of Gerrard’s comments weren’t great… one game in, after a draw away from home.
If you finish the league season above them, or even beat them on the day, then you can come out and say that but it seems a bit early to me given Aberdeen have been second for four years in a row.
For me, it lacked a bit of class.
Gerrard certainly hasn’t been shy with his press comments since arriving in Scotland and it’s clear many pundits and oppositions fans are taking issue with them.
He has been nothing but honest though and speaks with passion on behalf of the fans, so from our perspective there doesn’t seem to be an issue, especially when he was right about Aberdeen’s performance yesterday.
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