Rangers star: No matter what people say, we're better than Aberdeen

Rangers striker Joe Dodoo claims their 3-0 victory at Pittodrie was no surprise - because his team are better than Aberdeen.

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Rangers' Joe Dodoo celebrates his goal against Aberdeen. Picture: SNSRangers' Joe Dodoo celebrates his goal against Aberdeen. Picture: SNS
Rangers' Joe Dodoo celebrates his goal against Aberdeen. Picture: SNS

Dodoo hit the third in a five-minute goal rush in the latter stages of Rangers’ victory on Sunday, but Aberdeen remain nine points clear in second place with six matches of the Ladbrokes Premiership season left.

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However, the former Leicester striker told the Rangers official website: “We weren’t surprised we beat them because we are better than them no matter what anyone says.

“Sometimes we aren’t winning games, but we do have more than them and if we exploit the right spaces, do the right things and make the right decisions, play as a team and continue to work hard we should be up there.

“I am happy because we got the three points and we hadn’t won for a while and it was obviously brilliant to come on and score, but the most important thing was to get the points on the board.”

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Aberdeen had been on top in the second half before Kenny Miller struck the first of his two goals in the 79th minute, but Dodoo felt he had seen a way to change the game before he came on with 20 minutes left.

The 21-year-old said: “For me watching the game I could see what needed to change at that time of the game because I think we were really narrow and playing into their hands a little bit more.

“All I had to do was just make the pitch bigger, just go wide and stay wide and if I made the pitch as big as possible then our midfielders could get on the ball and start moving the ball.

“That then would make it harder for them to get the ball off us because the gaps between us would become so big that they couldn’t press us as much as they were.

“I knew I had to go on the pitch and exploit the spaces and luckily we did that and within a five-minute spell we beat them.”