Rangers icon Brian Laudrup has rubbished claims that Celtic have “thrown the title away” and insists the Light Blues will be deserved champions after dropping eight points from 90 so far.
The Gers are unbeaten in 30 league games this season and Laudrup insists that is the “form of champions” regardless of the chaos on the other side of the city.
Steven Gerrard’s side are on track for a European record of 106 points this season as they head for a “truly historic moment” and Laudrup can’t speak highly enough of what they are set to achieve.
“Yes, there have been major problems at Parkhead, but let’s be clear about one thing. They haven’t thrown the title away. Rangers have won it” Laudrup said [Daily Mail]
“Gerrard’s side have only dropped eight points from a possible 90. They have only conceded nine goals in 30 games. Regardless of the chaos at Celtic, that’s the form of champions for sure.
“I think it’s an important point to emphasise. Because Rangers are edging ever closer to finishing off a pretty remarkable feat.
“People have been talking about Celtic collapsing. About a manager possibly being on his way out. About their recruitment not being as good as it has been.
“Maybe some people thought they could win a tenth title without too many problems against a Rangers team that had previously struggled to put together a full season of performances.
“None of that has caused any distraction at Ibrox. When you are on a winning streak like Celtic have been, the force is with you in a sense. To me, it’s a lot easier to go out and win again.
“Rangers had to overturn all that momentum. And they have done it in the most important season of their players’ careers.
“That’s how much this will matter to the club. They are so close to a truly historic moment.”
The Gers could be crowned champions as early as March 6, depending on results elsewhere, and it has been a long, long time coming.
Writing off the outstanding form this season as Celtic throwing the title away is a slap in the face for Steven Gerrard and his players after an incredible season.