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Van Bronckhorst bent on winning the Europa League with Rangers

Thu 12 May 2022 | 16:59

Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his Rangers squad are on the verge of becoming European champions for the second time.

When

Rangers

meet Eintracht Frankfurt in the

Europa League

final, Giovanni van Bronckhorst seeks to make history by becoming the club's second head coach to win a European championship. 

The Dutchman will guide the

Scottish Premier League

heavyweights against their Bundesliga opponents in Seville on Wednesday, as the legendary Glasgow club seeks only their second European championship. 

Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Rangers in the UEFA Cup final in Manchester. fourteen years ago

Their sole previous experience of European success came in the 1972 European Cup Winners' Cup final, which they won in Barcelona against Dynamo Moscow under Willie Waddell. 

Van Bronckhorst has a chance to duplicate the feat with a victory in Spain, and the Rangers manager is anxious to do so. 

"It means a lot," he told a press conference. "There aren't many managers in the history of this club who played a European final.

"There's only one who actually won it. For the club, it would be fantastic to win the second prize in Europe."

In response to Scottish clubs' lack of European glory, the Dutchman added:

"It's not often you play finals, it's not often you play finals in Europe as a Scottish team.

"It's very rare that it happens. We're really honoured and proud that we are in the final in Seville, and can enjoy this occasion with many fans all around the world.

"We're representing this beautiful club, we're representing Scotland, so we have to make sure we give a good impression, and that's what we want to do."

Van Bronckhorst says the memories of his team's heroics in defeating RB Leipzig to make it to the final will stay with him for a long time, but stresses that the task is not yet done.

"The Leipzig game was one of the best nights I've experienced as a player and a manager," he added. "But it is very important that we keep going.

"The last two games we've played, against Dundee United and Ross County, we didn't relax because we need the same intensity, the same desire to play against Frankfurt.

"I don't want my players to slip up. Saturday [when Rangers play Hearts] is a bit different, because we're going to change some players, but I think we're ready for the final. That's all that matters now."

 


source: SportMob

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