PEDRO CAIXINHA has pinpointed the reason for Rangers’ disappointing display in the 2-0 nosedive in the Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic at the weekend.
As the Portuguese coach prepares for tomorrow’s game with the champions at Ibrox, he was asked if he would change anything about the build-up to last Sunday.
Caixinha replied: “Nothing. Nothing at all.
“I wouldn’t change the style, there would be no change of tactic – just a change in the passion.
”You are seeing someone who is clear, frontal and open, but everyone has his own limit. When I feel I am not being respected, I’m not going to respect.
“I’m polite, I’m educated, but I’m a f***ing tough guy.”
Mark Warburton’s successor added: “You are not going to win an Old Firm game by tactics. Did Celtic change their tactics? No.
“They played exactly the same, they played with their identity. Did we change our identity in the previous five matches? No.
“The lack of passion is why I said I felt ashamed at our awards on Sunday night, totally.
“You know what we received from our fans – passion. The one thing they should at least have been given in return was the same.
“We lost the match. They were better than us. They beat us. We definitely missed that passion and commitment.”