Stephen Robinson has been left with some things to consider after Motherwell went down with a bit of a whimper against Rangers.
Goals from Nikola Katic and Alfredo Morelos secured a pretty comfortable Rangers victory. Controversy stole the headlines though as tempers flared, with Morelos seeing red after goading some Well fans, who threw various things at him.
Speaking after the game on Motherwell’s Twitter, Robinson says he is disappointed that the Well didn’t show what they were truly capable of.
“It’s a disappointing performance,” Robinson admitted. “I said in the press that we need everyone on the top of their game if we’re to beat Rangers. I think we had five or six players that weren’t at it.
“Our better ball players made poor decisions in that final third. We had two great chances in the second half, at 1-0 we have a super chance. Did we deserve anything? No, because we didn’t play to the best of our ability.
“I thought it was a real opportunity for us.”
Motherwell sat off Rangers
Perhaps the most disappointing element of the Motherwell defeat to Rangers will be how easy it was for Steven Gerrard’s side. Even with ten men, Rangers were allowed to stroll about Fir Park.
Motherwell have often played aggressive high pressing football against teams this season. That was non-existent against Rangers, who were allowed to move the ball about in the Well half at will.
It’s a disappointing outcome. The Gers didn’t even move out of second gear at Fir Park and Robinson will feel like they had a chance to cause an upset.
That never happened though and they will move onto next week’s clash at Rugby Park against Kilmarnock. They’ll look to build on their three game winning run prior to the Gers disappointment.