STEVEN GERRARD reckons NK Osijek played into Rangers’ hands with their scathing comments before last night’s 1-1 draw in the Europa League qualifier at Ibrox.

The Croatians’ midfielder Robert Mudrazija claimed his side were “better, stronger and more skilful” while coach Zoran Zekic added his own withering remarks.

But Nikola Katic headed in to give Gerrard’s men the lead in the second-half before his compatriots equalised in the last minute.

The Gers, however, notched a 2-1 aggregate triumph and progressed to a third qualifying round clash with Slovenians Maribor.

Gerrard said: “Talking doesn’t win you football matches, it doesn’t get you results. Sometimes it doesn’t help your players, it just motivates the opposition.

“We thrive on all that kind of talk. We enjoyed it. My players came out and played like men and we did our talking on the pitch.”

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But the Ibrox boss was delighted with the way his side controlled the tie – and picked out midfield anchor man Ryan Jack for special praise.

He added: “I’m very pleased to get through. We played against a very dangerous opponent, but, over the two legs, we did exactly what we needed to do.

“I thought there were some absolute stunning performances within the team performance – but as a midfielder, I was jealous of Ryan Jack’s performance. It was stunning.

“I’ve got a good type on my hands there. He’s player who cares, who wants to win and is prepared to go out and do exactly what you’ve asked of him.

“I think he made one minor mistake during 90 minutes in a big football match. This is a kid who missed six months last season. I’m delighted with Ryan’s performance.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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