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‘I AM A NOBODY COMPARED TO BRENDAN,’ ADMITS PEDRO

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PEDRO CAIXINHA, the Rangers boss, insists he is a NOBODY compared to Brendan Rodgers.

However, the Portuguese coach still reckons he can get one over on Celtic’s manager in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden today.

Caixinha admits his record pales in comparison to that of his Old Firm rival, but he’s still convinced he can lead the Ibrox side to the Cup Final against Aberdeen on May 27.

He said: “I have so much respect for Brendan. He’s a great coach with a fantastic past.

“I’m a no-one in comparison to him and his position. I don’t want to even compare the trophies he’s won and what I did before I arrived here.

“I respect him and his team. But this is a different game, a different moment.

“This is an Old Firm game, it’s a one-off match and it’s a semi-final. So I can beat them.

“As I am preparing my team, they are getting more convinced as the days pass that we can do it.

“I honestly don’t care if it’s 90 minutes, 120, or penalties. We just need to be ready and believe we can do it – with all due respect to Celtic’s manager and his team.

“I’m sure they feel the same way about us.”

Caixinha added: “For sure, this is definitely the biggest match of my career. In Mexico I had a lot of semi-finals, even finals. But this is the biggest.

“I don’t care if Rangers are better than Celtic or not. We trust in the players, the way we’ve prepared, that we can beat them.

“All that matters is the result. We want to be the ones celebrating at the end.”

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