Steven Gerrard left his Rangers players in no doubt about the Ibrox standards he expects on Saturday night after ripping into the performance of a rampant 4-0 victory over Dundee.
Rangers never looked back after Lassana Coulibaly scored a fourth minute goal on his comeback appearance from a month out injured.
They could have doubled the margin of victory either before or after Kenny Miller was sent off in 78 minutes on his Ibrox return.
That added up to a most satisfactory warm-up for the Europa League group stage kick-off against Villarreal in Spain on Thursday night.
However, Gerrard said: 'I'm not sure we got a (performance) to be honest. We got a win, an important win, we got four goals and a clean sheet. But it wasn't a great performance.
'It was okay, it was good enough but we will play better than that. I want as many goals as we can get. I want to create a team that is ruthless and relentless - and we weren't.
'We deserve more goals. I don't just want to get a 3-0 lead and take the foot off the gas. If we want to be a successful team, we have to be at it all the time.
'The performance was patchy. We have to play with more control. I didn't like it going from end to end. I thought Dundee as we didn't have no control in the first 45.
'Second half, we were a lot better than the first. Maybe it's me. If it is, I apologise for not giving my players enough credit.
'I just us want to be consistent and strong and this place to be a place teams like Dundee just don't want to come.'
Among the 'really strong individual performances' that Gerrard reserved praise for was that of Liverpool loan winger Ryan Kent.
He struck his first goal for the club to give Rangers a 2-0 advantage. James Tavernier hit a penalty in first half injury time and sub Glenn Middleton grabbed a late fourth.
'I thought Ryan was superb,' said Gerrard, who reported Ovie Ejaria missed out with a hip injury sustained in training.
'I wanted to leave him on but a game on Thursday I thought it made sense to give him a blow.
'That was his strongest performance. That goal has been coming for quite a while, so I'm pleased for him.
'I think Ryan has been overly concerned with his numbers within his own game. I had a chat with him a couple of days ago and said, 'Relax. It will happen. Keep doing what you're doing'.
'Keepers were making really good saves from him, he's getting in good positions and from my experience goals come when you're in that place.
'But if you keep putting too much pressure on yourself you go into your shell rather than just relaxing and letting it happen.
'Hopefully that is the first of many for him now. When he's in that form he's unplayable.'