Steven Gerrard Has To Translate Scottish Accent For Nikola Katic

Moving to a new country is never easy, as the Football Manager answer goes when asked about a new transfer, and usually language is the issue but on this occasion it was accent as Steven Gerrard's scouse saved the day.

Whenever a player moves to a new club there's loads of things to consider whether or not they'll actually work out and most of them aren't really to do with how good a footballer they are.

Moving to a new league and a new country just makes things that little more difficult. You have to get used to how things are played and refereed slightly differently and then there's everything outside of the pitch.

There's culture, language, food and even which side of the road everyone drives on. It's like going on holiday only longer and you can't just shout loudly to try and make yourself heard.

For Nikola Katic at Rangers though it wasn't him who needed to be understood rather he couldn't understand the person asking the questions during his press conference.

The problem for Katic though wasn't one of language. The question was asked by a Scottish journalist in English but the defender couldn't understand. Fortunately his manager was sat alongside him.

Apparently scouse is easier to understand than Scottish:

Katic has so far played four games for Rangers in the Europa League qualification, scoring once for them, and made his league debut in last weekend's draw with Aberdeen.

The press conference came ahead of the Gers latest game in Europe. On Thursday night they play in the third qualification round of the Europa League against Maribor.

Katic watches on as he scores his first Rangers goal. Image: PA Images
Katic watches on as he scores his first Rangers goal. Image: PA Images

If Katic is still finding the Glasgow accent difficult to pick up then maybe he could do worse than ask someone else who's not from those parts for a bit of help:

Fair play to him for being able to pick up on the Scouse accent though, that's pretty difficult itself.

Ryan Sidle

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