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Kari Arnason | Rangers Preview

December 1, 2017 5:28 pm Author: AFC Media Team

“We didn’t see that result coming, but we just didn’t play well enough, especially in the first half and then they get the third goal, which was offside and that seals it. We had belief that we could come back into it, but that goal killed the game.

“We’ve had some bad results lately and some bad performances against Motherwell and we turned it around against Kilmarnock and I thought we did well there. We started the game off bright there and we didn’t have it on Wednesday. They were all over us in the first half and its hard to put your finger on it, but we’ve got to do a lot better.

“We have to show up and start from minute one and just do what we’re good at. We didn’t keep the ball well enough and turned it into lumping it long for most of the first half. Obviously, we know the positives are we’re in the driving seat over Rangers, but have to perform to get the result. We go into every game to win it and that’s our intention. We know how important it is to all the fans and those around The Club, so we just have to perform.

“It’s good for us that the game is so soon, and we get the chance to bounce back as its important to all the players, staff and coaches that we bounce back and do a proper job on them now. We gifted it to them on Wednesday and knew the longer it was 0-0 the better it was for us because the crowd could turn on them. We gave away a penalty early and that got the crowd going. You saw that against Motherwell when we lost 3-0 and came back a few days later and beat them 1-0. It’s vital for us to bounce back and string some results together and get back to winning ways.

“It’s brilliant and hasn’t really sunk in yet. It probably will when the draw is made, but I’m really looking forward. Our first goal is to qualify from the group and to do that you want to stay away from the likes of Germany and Brazil. I’ll be happy to not get a group of death, but at the same time it would be an experience to play against those types of teams.”

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