Rangers new boy Niko Kranjcar believes that Celtic’s continued participation in the Champions League will benefit the Ibrox side in the race for the Scottish Premiership title.
Following Burnley’s 3-1 defeat of Rangers in a friendly at Ibrox, Kranjcar was asked by a member of the Scottish mainstream media if Celtic made the group stages would it help Rangers.
The former Croatian international said: “Yes, it probably would. But it’s up to us to determine how we go about our business and not think about Celtic.
“It is not the Old Firm games which will win you the title. It is dropping points against teams that you don’t expect to.
“Obviously the Old Firm games are huge. But it is concentrating on every single Saturday because they’re the points which are going to win you the league.”
However, it seems that not everyone was impressed with Krancjar’s comments – which were published across the Sunday newspapers.
@TheScotsman what planet does this zoomer come from? So much deluded pish in one sentence
— Neil Galloway (@NelsonBawheid) July 31, 2016
@scotzine so he writes off every other team in the league? I hope the dons and hearts stick this up in the dressing room.
— Jamie McGowan (@MrBenn1963) July 31, 2016
@scotzine he was sweating buckets at half time. Looked knackered. This rangers tram are winning nothing. Guys like him wont last
— Damo Jones (@Adelante9471) July 31, 2016
Niko Kranjcar is like a worn out rusty classic car in badly need of restoration #sixyardsoffthepace
— Derek Clark (@derekclarksport) July 30, 2016
@scotzine give him a drugs test certain he won't pass or its Carstairs for him. Loon ball
— Ian Thomson (@bhoyian) July 31, 2016
— Aldo (@gauldygauld) July 31, 2016