Ex-Rangers star calls out Celtic mouthpiece for “lack of class”
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Ex-Rangers star calls out Celtic mouthpiece for “lack of class”

Celtic forward Giorgos Giakoumakis has been heavily criticised by ex-Rangers defender Maurice Ross for comments he made regarding the title race.

Speaking after netting a hattrick in the 3-2 victory over Dundee – just hours after Rangers had dropped points at Tannadice – the Greek striker boasted about the Parkhead club’s title credentials.

Claiming that Celtic are the “better team” and saying “I think that we will win the championship”, Giakoumakis made comments that will surely come back to bite if things don’t go Celtic’s way.

It should certainly serve as motivation to the Rangers squad, who have been serially underperforming in the league as of late, failing to register a win in four away matches.

The Ibrox club’s form on the road has quite simply got to change with a nine point post-January break swing seeing van Bronckhorst’s side now three points behind Celtic.

But with 33 points to play for and two Old Firm derbies to come, the league championship is still certainly in Rangers’ hands and Maurice Ross has blasted Giorgos Giakoumakis for his candour.

Claiming the striker ‘lacks class’, final day 02/03 Ibrox treble winner Ross also claimed the comments will be fuel to the fire for the Rangers team.

Maurice Ross slams Giorgos Giakoumakis

“I think he needs to be a bit more humble,” said Ross [Daily Record].

“If I was in the Rangers dressing room, those comments would just be fuel for me. 

“Celtic were better than Rangers two weeks ago, that we can all agree on. I think the Rangers players would agree on that as well. 

“But Celtic have been top of the league for about 10 minutes this season. 

“A wee bit of humility and a wee bit of respect would be a better way of going about your business. 

“But there’s no doubt this will be used as fuel by that Rangers squad. 

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“Celtic are a good side, as are Rangers, so this title race is going to go to the wire. 

“I think it will come down to the two remaining Old Firm matches if I’m honest. 

“But as for those comments, that’s a lack of class if you ask me.” 

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