‘Always’ - Rangers match-winner gives verdict on Ibrox atmosphere after Hearts win

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Cyriel Dessers bagged twice as Rangers ran out as 5-0 winners over Hearts

Cyriel Dessers was blown away by the Ibrox atmosphere after Rangers thrashed Hearts on home soil.

The Jambos were tipped as a potential slip-up for the Gers given their impressive form under Steven Naismith. Hearts arrived in Glasgow having won nine of their previous 10 games but were swept aside 5-0 in brutal fashion this afternoon.

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Dessers bagged a brace - his 11th of 12th league goals of the campaign - to steal the post-match headlines. Strikes from Mohamed Diomande, Oscar Cortes and Fabio Silva completed the rout as Rangers moved five points clear at the top of the Premiership.

Speaking post-match, goal hero Dessers hailed the Ibrox atmosphere for creating another raucous atmosphere. The 29-year-old also urged his teammates to “keep going” as they aim to dethrone bitter rivals Celtic.

“It was a beautiful afternoon for everyone who loves Rangers,” Desserts said. “We played a very good game against a good team, they are third in the league.

“Even though the result was 5-0, they didn’t play a bad game. I think we were effective, we did our job. This atmosphere at Ibrox… it was an amazing afternoon.

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“The first minute, at Ibrox, the energy is always buzzing but if you score a goal at that point that’s a big knock for them (the opposition). It was hard work today because most teams want to play long but they (Hearts) tried to play a bit - and I had to press like crazy!

“But I think I did my job for the team. I’m happy to get two goals and especially a massive win. We’re in a really good place now and we want to keep going.”

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