Philippe Clement claims Rangers can reach another level as they seek top spot

Philippe Clement claims Rangers can reach another level as they seek top spot

The Belgian took over the Ibrox hot seat last October after Michael Beale departed when the Light Blues fell to third,

seven points behind Celtic.

Philippe Clement believes Rangers can still go higher as they prepare to face Ross County on Wednesday night in the Premiership.

The Belgian manager took over at Ibrox in October when Michael Beale left,

when the Light Blues dropped to third place, seven points behind leaders Celtic.
They then dropped eight points behind the Hoops following a 2-1 defeat at Celtic Park in December,

despite having two games in hand.

Rangers have clawed their way back into genuine title contention

, and a three-goal victory over the struggling Staggies at Ibrox will put them on top for the first time since August of last season.

Clement has already won the Viaplay Cup at Ibrox, defeating Aberdeen 1-0 in the final in December,

and has led Govan to the Europa League’s last-16.However, the former Genk,

Club Brugge, and Monaco manager was careful to emphasize that short-term success is unimportant,

saying: “I will not look at the league standings (if we win). No. I’ll be thrilled if we win the game, that’s all.

“I am not satisfied; I believe there is still a lot of room for improvement,” added the Gers manager,

who revealed that defender Leon Balogun, who has been fitted with a mask to protect a facial injury,

will be evaluated, while midfielder Ryan Jack will be rested as his game time is managed following his injury recovery.

“That is why I am looking forward to preparing with the team and taking them to the next level.

” “I am confident it is achievable with the guys who are now in the building,

but it is difficult to achieve throughout a season with three games every three days.

“We are expanding and improving; I believe this is obvious to everyone,

and the data supports it.”There are more long runs, sprints, and high intensity than a few months ago, but we are not at the top.

“It is what you do during training and games, how you set standards, and what you expect them to do.

“We are not a reactive team; we are an active team, and that is what we expect.

“We want to be a dominant squad that moves a lot with the ball and reacts quickly after losing it.

“That manner, the data automatically increases,

as it does in any team. However, to advance to the next level, you must first prepare thoroughly.

“At this level, we are pushing things to make it better,

and I believe it will be better at the conclusion of the season provided they maintain their freshness.

“If I stay with the same squad, playing the same 11/12 players all the time they will be tired at the end of the season,

that’s why you also need to keep a good balance.”

Get more related news on

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.