Gio Praises Team For Taking On New Ideas

GIOVANNI van Bronckhorst is thrilled with how his Rangers team have taken on his new ideas as they made it four Premiership wins from four against Hearts this afternoon.

The Light Blues’ adapted style of play was clear as they ran out 2-0 winners over the third-placed side at Tynecastle, and the manager credited his players for their openness to the new regime while also insisting there is so much more to come.

"It is hard work for everyone,” van Bronckhorst told RangersTV in the Capital. “I think they were very open to getting in some new ideas and working hard in training but also, in team meetings to make sure we are doing the stuff we want on the pitch.

"You can see, the more we train and the more we talk with each other, the better we become, but we still have a lot of things to do and to work on, but we have time and I am really happy with the past weeks.

"We have to show the desire in every game we play and so far, we are doing that. That has to be there if you are to be successful as a team and we just have to keep on going.

"We are happy with the result and we have enjoyed the win against Hearts today, and tomorrow, we will work hard for the game against St Johnstone."

Alfredo Morelos and Joe Aribo were on target in Gorgie, with Allan McGregor at the other end in fine form with some super saves.

The manager spoke about the performances of Aribo and his goalkeeper as part of the overall team performance, adding: "We are happy with the result as we knew it was going to be a really tough game.

"We showed from the beginning that we had to be on the top of our game, and I think we were.

"We could damage them a couple of times in transition moments, so I was very pleased with the performance today.

"It is always good to have a good goalie in goal, which Allan is, of course, and at times, he made some vital saves, so that is why he helped to keep the zero again against a tough opponent - Hearts are third in the league and they showed today why.

"They are a very competitive team, but we had to be on the top of our game and today we were.

"[Joe] is very dynamic and we talk a lot with him and all of the midfielders about when to be available in the build-up and then when to be attacking the spaces the opponent leaves.

"So he is doing better and better, and it was a very important role he had today and, of course, with the goal he helped us all."

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