Rangers flop slams Gerrard for ‘real nightmare’ spell

Date published: Monday 25th March 2019 9:19

Steven Gerrard was responsible for the “real nightmare” that was Umar Sadiq’s brief loan spell at Rangers.

Sadiq joined Rangers on a season-long loan from Roma in July, but the deal was cut short after just four first-team appearances in five months.

The 22-year-old has since joined Serie B side Perugia but has opened up about “the problems” he endured at Ibrox.

“When I arrived, I didn’t even have any time to settle down before they brought in another striker, Kyle Lafferty,” he told The Sunday Post.

“That was when the problems started, and my situation soon degenerated into a real nightmare.

“All of a sudden, I was told that I could not use the first-team dressing room any more. Instead I had to go change with the kids. Then, after a few days, I was also forbidden to park my car inside the training centre.

“I felt humiliated and kept asking what was the reason for the change of attitude. But I never received any answers. Gerrard wouldn’t give any explanation about it, neither to me nor my representatives.

“I believe absolutely that I was not given a fair chance to show what I can do. They made me feel like a stranger.”

Sadiq went on to describe a £20,000 fine for ‘liking’ an Instagram post as “absurd”, particularly as he has still not been paid for December.


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