Celtic legend Lubomir Moravcik is the latest of the Parkhead old guard to claim that Rangers aren’t a good team – and the Ibrox club’s supporters are lapping it up.

There’s a real stubborn theme coming out of Celtic Park regarding Steven Gerrard’s side with everyone from Jackie McNamara to Celtic voices in the press bemoaning the standard of the Ibrox XI.

11/02/12 CLYDESDALE BANK PREMIER LEAGUE.CELTIC v INVERNESS CT.CELTIC PARK - GLASGOW.Celtic hero Lubo Moravcik watches the match
Former Celtic star Lubo Moravcik is the latest ex-Parkhead star to claim Rangers are not a good team. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

That’s despite the Gers making a 27-game unbeaten start to the season, winning 22 of those games and keeping 20 clean sheets in the process.

“Last time I saw Rangers play in Europe I didn’t think they were a top team,” said Moravcik [Daily Record].

“Okay, they are a team in top form. They win their league games easily, they qualify for the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

“But in my time they had Amoruso, Van Bronckhorst, a lot of good Dutch players, Jorg Albertz.

“Rangers is similar to Celtic at the moment, but they are in better form.”

It’s a stubborn stance which really only stands to benefit Rangers and far from let comments like this get under their skin, Rangers fans generally embrace them.

Underestimating the progress being made at Ibrox over the last few seasons has allowed Rangers to sneak up on Celtic but the challenge is now to go and win silverware.

Here’s how the Rangers support reacted to Moravcik’s comments on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tattoo_stew69/status/1338983829621575684

https://twitter.com/Rangers_316/status/1338981251273945089

https://twitter.com/dazzaragi/status/1338982126541295618

The Rangers team can use these sorts of comments as motivation as they enter a pivotal period of the season and look to go 16 points clear of Celtic this weekend.

But has the ignorance over Rangers’ development played a major role in the regression at Celtic Park?

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