Rangers star delighted with 8-0 reaction after Benfica disappointment
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Rangers star delighted with 8-0 reaction after Benfica disappointment

Rangers skipper James Tavernier has spoken of his pride after yesterday’s 8-0 win over Hamilton at Ibrox – and admits it was the ideal reaction after the disappointment of drawing with Benfica.

Tav scored twice as the Gers racked up their biggest top-flight league win in 40 years as the Light Blues restored their nine point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

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The Rangers star admitted the Light Blues wanted to keep another clean sheet as he praised how “relentless” they were against Brian Rice’s side.

“We know we should have taken three points against Benfica, but the boys reacted brilliantly today,” Tavernier said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“We knew we had to leave it all out on the pitch, and be relentless in all that we do.

“Coming in at 4-0 at half- time we wanted to keep going, and get back to keeping a clean sheet.

“Today was a game where people could rack up the numbers and we did that, so I am really proud of the team.”

Tavernier scored twice to take him level with Lewis Ferguson as the Scottish Premiership’s top goalscorer and it just shows how important the skipper is to the side.

The relentlessness of the Gers’ performance was the most impressive thing yesterday with Gerrard’s side prone to taking their foot off the gas when they think games are won.

That wasn’t on show yesterday though and Rangers romped to the sort of scoreline that is more often seen in FIFA than real life.

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