Rangers star Fashion Sakala thinks he “could have done better” with the chances he had in this afternoon’s 1-1 draw with Celtic in the Scottish Premiership after hitting the post and spurning a number of chances to add to his goal at Parkhead.
Sakala had a mixed afternoon, struggling for an hour before causing all sorts of problems for Celtic in the final 30 minutes, scoring to draw Rangers level with a fantastic strike.
Despite his goal, the Zambian admits the result wasn’t what Rangers wanted as Celtic edged closer to the title with the sides split by six points going into the final three games.
“We know how important the game was for us and it is always difficult to come and play here,” Sakala told Sky Sports.
“I think we really gave everything and, especially in the second half, we gave more than 100% to come back.
“It was very important [not to concede a second]. At half-time, we talked about it and had a very good conversation. There was some luck about the chances we had but we tried our best.
“It was special. It was a special goal and very important for the team but I think I could have done better with the other chances I had. The most important thing for us was three points, that’s what we were looking for.
“We weren’t coming here for a draw.”
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While Sakala rightly took the plaudits for his goal, his performance in the 60 minutes prior was nothing short of woeful.
Using him out wide didn’t seem to make any difference and it was only once he was moved inside that he really had any influence on the game.
Gio van Bronckhorst quite simply needs to figure out where he’s going to get the best out of Sakala because today showed that there is something there but when he’s not on it, then Sakala is as good as a man down.
Over to you Gio.