Winning Habit Hope

From Rangers.co.uk:

GRAEME Murty hopes his side have started to build a winning habit which they can carry into the second-half of the season after back to back wins in the Florida Cup.

The Gers defeated Atletico Mineiro on Thursday before come back from 2-0 down to brush Brazilian Champions Corinthians 4-2.

The Rangers boss is leaving the States with a positive feeling and wants the Light Blues to keep the high standard going back into their domestic campaign.

Speaking to RangersTV Murty said: “I was pleased with the first-half too, I thought that we moved the ball really well and I said to the players at half-time if you give good opposition opportunities they are going to punish you and I thought that’s what happened.

“I thought we were more than in the game the first-half we just needed to be a little bit tighter at times and a little bit more switched on.

“I thought in the second-half we stepped onto the game a little bit more but in both periods I thought we played with a bit of tempo and a bit of pace.

“I am glad that we got our rewards at the end because I thought we were more than equal to them in the first-half.

“Let’s take it for what it is, they made lots of changes and lots of disruptions but we’ve stepped up the game and I thought we took the game to them really well.

“We will take real positives from this, it has been a great experience being out here, it has been good for the players to bond but winning can be a habit and I would like to get into that winning habit and I think the players would as well.”

Andy Halliday bagged a goal in between a superb double from Alfredo Morelos before James Tavernier added a fourth late on. All the Gers goals came in the final half hour of the game.

Murty continued: “Andy got into the box really well but I think what we have to do is we have to understand that the XI who are going to play are representing the club so the whole squad really have to push on and really take what we’re doing to a higher level.

“I have said to them all along it is not their highest standard which will define us, it won’t dictate where we finish in the league, it is where we allow ourselves to drop down to on a daily to day basis.

“If we keep that standard high collectively, and it can’t just be me, then we will get better and I think we’ll get better from what we’ve just seen.

“We took the opportunity to come here because it was an opportunity, we took it in a positive manner, to go and actually lay some really good groundwork for the second-half of the season.

“We have to ensure we take the positive feeling we have right now and the positive bonding that we’ve had and take it into the second-half of the season.”

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