dglobalnews.com Hell? I love it tough - Caixinha
Published: Sun, April 09, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Hell? I love it tough - Caixinha

Hell? I love it tough - Caixinha

He added: "I believe so and this is most important, because if we have a draw for example we stay nearly out of this run for the second position".

Aberdeen have proved under Derek McInnes to be a formidable force this season, particularly at Pittodrie where they have won their last ten games in both League and Scottish Cup.

'This is the first challenge we face and the challenge is to see where we can reach in the last seven games'. "This game for us is important, it is definitely crucial if you want to still get second position, so it's a challenge we are glad to have and I'm counting on the players to play it the way we want them to play it".

Along with Hill and Wallace, Rob Kiernan and Lee Hodson also missed Wednesday's game and only Hodson looks likely to make the trip to Aberdeen.

But he insists he thrives under such conditions and knows his players' character will also be under the microscope at Aberdeen tomorrow.

He said: "From the four or five games that I have watched of Aberdeen, one was on September 25 when Rangers visited Pittodrie". Maybe we might have 1,500 for a special match but no more than that. If we are not under those conditions to be judged all the time, we are doing nothing here.

"We are up against a team who have a new manager but they have capable players, players who in bigger games can bring out a bigger performance".

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Caixinha said the game is a must-win match if Rangers are to have a chance of finishing as runners-up behind Celtic.

"If we can win on Sunday then 15 points clear with six games to go would make it very hard for Rangers to catch us".

And Caixinha has called for his players to show they can meet the high expectations that come with playing for the Govan club.

Rangers are nearly certain to limp home no higher than in third place as they prepare for Sunday's Scottish Premiership showdown against Aberdeen at Pittodrie. "I always believe in my players and I will always say they are the best and we have the best squad".

Caixinha's third-placed side have drawn twice in a row, accumulating five points out of a possible nine from the manager's three matches at the helm.

"You need to be prepared for it in order to know what sort of problems this opponent is going to place you in, if you let it, and what can you explore in the opponent".

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