Smith: One of Rangers worst night's in Europe

Rangers boss Walter Smith admitted the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Romanian outfit Unirea Urziceni in the Champions League was one of the low points in his European experience.

Rangers boss Walter Smith admitted the 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Romanian outfit Unirea Urziceni in the Champions League was one of the low points in his European experience.

Asked whether it was his lowest point in continental competition, he replied: "Possibly. It's kind of early after the game to be thinking about that.

"We lost 4-0 to Juventus but they ended up European champions that year and they were excellent. It's a big bit of a low point at the present moment, never mind when I sit down and think about it."

Rangers are now rock bottom of Group G.

"It's very difficult after a result like that, and added to the Sevilla result previously, for us to look at the group," said Smith.

"We've got to look at ourselves first and say we have to show a vast improvement. The strangest thing is that we managed to get a draw and a good performance in Stuttgart but we've never followed that up.

"We have a situation where we are all still involved strangely enough and, from our own point of view, we will have to look at our performance and pick ourselves up."

"We couldn't have got off to be a better start in the game but after that we looked a little bit nervous strangely enough," said Smith.

"Unirea were the team who settled quickest in terms of overall possession of the ball.

"Although they had some good possession of the ball, there was never any great threat goal-wise, their goal being their first attempt at goal.

"After that we lost three goals that, really, at any level of football we shouldn't be losing. That was the most disappointing factor.

"The overall game was then turned on them scoring so many goals so quickly at the start of the second half and that was a difficult thing for us.

"We did get the break for the penalty and we missed it. But, at the end of the day, it might have ended up 4-2 by the way the game was going.

"That type of defending at any level of football is not good enough and we should be able to handle the situation better than that.

"You are left looking at an overall performance where Unirea were probably better than we were over the game. Overall, it was a disappointing evening for us."

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