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Fabregas: We're still hungry

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By ESPN Staff

Rangers' Hemdani backing Le Guen approach

Rangers star Brahim Hemdani insists manager Paul Le Guen does care - even if he does not always show it.

The Ibrox boss has been criticised for his dispassionate displays on the touchline as the Gers' season crumbles around them.

But Hemdani, 28, has told fans not to be fooled by the cool, calm and collected image Le Guen projects.

The pressure is back on after their defeat to Inverness last midweek was followed by a 1-1 home draw to St Mirren on Saturday.

Hemdani said: 'The only thing I can say is, if you had come to the dressing room at half-time, you would have seen how angry he was.

'It's not because you are shouting on the bench that you are passionate about your job.'

Le Guen arrived at Rangers in the summer with a CV boasting three consecutive French league titles with Lyon.

Hemdani believes he just needs time in order to repeat that success in Scotland despite a turbulent six months at the Ibrox helm.

He added: 'It's difficult because he came to a new country and sometimes it takes time to get good results and put the club were you want it to be.

'I hope we have time to do it.'

However, the French-Algerian concedes results this season have simply not been good enough to satisfy the demands of a club like Rangers.

He said: 'I hope everybody understands that because we are here to win titles.

'Now we are in a difficult situation and everybody must feel that the pressure is on us.

'We played against Hibs, Aberdeen and Celtic. They were massive games and we played well.

'So, for me, it's not a question of quality.'

But Hemdani insists it is a question of fighting spirit.

He believes the only way Rangers will come through their current difficulties is to remain optimistic and battle to regain their respectability.

He added: 'When you are under pressure, you must keep your head up.

'The most important thing is to play - not to look at your feet or wait for better moments.

'You have to react and we will have to do that.'