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Rangers lost 1-0 against Hearts in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, February 29.
After the game, the Gers manager Steven Gerrard has opened up on his future at the Scottish club.
“I’m very disappointed. It’s the lowest I’ve felt since I came into the job by a long way,” said Gerrard. “The performance today was nowhere near good enough.
“On Wednesday night I was the proudest man in Europe because my players were outstanding. Everything we’ve worked on for two years, I could see it on the sidelines. I was proud as punch, it was incredible.
“But today for 90 minutes, I didn’t recognise anything. So I’m feeling really low. Two seasons without a trophy isn’t good enough. It’s not what I’m about. But that’s where it comes down on my shoulders.
“I need to think now. The plan was to have a day off on Sunday. But I need to think hard about where we are. I’ll do some serious thinking in the next 24 to 48 hours.”
“I just need to think,” he continued. “I’m feeling pain right now because I want to win here, I’m desperate to win here. But looking from the side today, I didn’t get the impression that the feeling amongst my players was the same.
“I’m not doubting myself. But it’s tough when you feel like this after performances like that.
“I need to analyse myself, for sure. Is it still possible to win here? It will be extremely difficult in the short term because of where we are in the league.
“And we all know that we’ve punched above our weight in Europe so far. This is what I need to analyse in the coming days.”
Steven Gerrard’s side are currently second in the Scottish Premiership, with 12 points behind league leaders Celtic and they have reached the round of 16 of Europa League.