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Stressed out Beale turns on himself for criticising Ibrox players!

Micky Beale has slammed his own assessment of his side’s 1-0 win over Motherwell on Sunday.

After the match a friendly question suggested that the Ibrox coach would have been concerned by the last 10 minutes before his players were booed off the park.

Showing off what a clever geezer he is Beale explained that he had been worried from from the first minute, disassociating himself from the players that his job is dependent on.

Beale’s assessment was in line with the social media verdict on his side with the mainstream highlighting the criticism direct from the manager.

Neil Banfield was put up to address the media ahead of the League Cup tie against Livingston, afterwards Beale came out swinging against his views from just three days earlier!

The Glasgow Times reports the current Ibrox boss saying:

I just think we have to win football games. It’s four games now, it’s another clean sheet. I don’t know where the rubbish came at the weekend that Motherwell were the better team at the weekend.

Look at the stats. But I was right to say we were poor in possession. Tonight we were better and we deserved to win.

On Sunday Beale led the criticism of his players:

From the first minute onwards I was unhappy with the team today. The unforced errors with the ball were unacceptable for players playing here. That performance today was a really poor one.

It was a good goal, the goal was something we worked on with trying to overload in the middle with the width, and I thought it was well-worked. But outside of that some of our play was so poor against a team which was in a good place and is well-organised and came here with a plan. They executed their plan better than us because we constantly turned the ball over and left ourselves vulnerable.

On Thursday night we come off over the moon with the second half and the way we played against a better team than we played today. I say that with all respect, it’s not my view that Betis are a better team than Motherwell – it would be everybody’s view. 

So I can’t understand why, at 10 o’clock Thursday you walk off the pitch with that feeling after playing that way. And then turning in the performance we did today. That’s my question to the group and to me and my staff. That performance today wasn’t good enough, but I don’t want to go down that road. 

After a six month honeymoon in the job last season Beale seems completely rattled at the negativity aimed in his direction. Four successive wins without losing a goal has barely altered the views of supporters sick of losing to Celtic and puzzled by the constant changes in formation and lack of pattern on the park.

Beale used social media aggressively to push his case for replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst and will be well aware of the feelings of fans wanting him sacked.

Regardless of his side’s recent winning run if the gap to Celtic increases beyond four points it will be hard for the Ibrox board resisting the call to sack the manager who was in place before the current Chairman and CEO were put in place.

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