Borna Barisic has shared his anger at comments from John Kennedy ahead of the Old Firm derby this weekend.
The Gers face Celtic on Sunday in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup. In the build-up to the clash, Kennedy said that, on his day, Celtic are the best team in Scotland – despite them trailing the Gers by 20 points in the Premiership table (BBC).
During the Gers’ pre-match press conference, Barisic revealed his disbelief at the comments. He said (via otbsports.com):
“I didn’t hear the comments but I read the interview beforehand and I think that is the biggest joke I heard this year.
“They didn’t win against us in three games and we are 20 points in front of them, so it is disrespectful a little bit to us. That’s my comment on that.
“You need to be in life always realistic. If someone is better and if someone is 20 points in front of you, you just don’t talk like that. It is disrespectful for all the things we do this season.
There is no doubting the comments are bizarre. While this has been an abnormally poor season from Celtic by their recent standards, Rangers have been by far the best team in the country and more than deserve their Premiership title. Even close to their best throughout the season, Kennedy’s side would have had problems keeping up with the 55-time Scottish champions.
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However, there is little use in Barisic getting so worked up about the comments. He and his team have the chance at Ibrox to prove once again that they are the superior of the two sides. The £4.95m-valued Croatia international (Transfermarkt) should let his talking be done on the pitch.
In other news, Rangers fans are delighted with this 21/22 news.
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