Rangers midfielder John Lundstram insists there isn’t a gulf in quality between his side and Celtic despite the Parkhead side winning Sunday’s League Cup final.
Lundstram made a comeback from injury to start in the 2-1 defeat at the national stadium as Celtic lifted the first domestic silverware of the season.
The Englishman says he still feels disappointed and angry at his side’s performance but accepts that the better side won on the day.
However, he cautioned against anyone reading too much into the nine-point gap between the side’s in the Premiership or Sunday’s result, saying Rangers’ rivals aren’t far out in front.
“It’s just the one game,” Lundstram said. “We didn’t turn up and they turned up.
“I think the combination…didn’t complement each other well.
“We didn’t turn up, they turned up, so it looks like there’s a massive gap.
“It looked like that at the weekend, but in my personal opinion, I don’t think it is massive.”
Rangers are turning their attention to the remaining league games and the Scottish Cup but Lundstram admitted that he wasn’t quite over the failure to grasp an opportunity for a trophy.
He said: “As players at the end of the day, there’s no one angrier than we are.
“Myself, going home after that, reflecting on it, I was just so disappointed in the performance and the performance levels.
“First and foremost you’ve got to look at yourself, and I have especially.
“I take a lot of responsibility for my own performance. I was hugely disappointed and angry with myself and angry with the team, but we’ve just all got to stick together.
“So yeah, disappointed with the whole result and of course, first and foremost, I always look at my own performance.
“We’ve all just got to stick together. We’re all massively disappointed and it showed the last couple of days. We’ve spoken and we just want to put it right.”