Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes it will not be easy to pick up the Rangers players after their heartbreaking loss in the final of the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt. Aaron Ramsey missed the only penalty of the shootout to deny the Scottish giants their first European trophy in 50 years. They will take one Hearts in the final of the Scottish Cup in less than two days.
“Of course, it’s not going to be easy to get them ready because it’s emotional. We are hurt and disappointed. We had the biggest game of the year last night but we have to play on Saturday,” Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. “We are flying back with only one day to prepare, it will not be easy but we will do it, we will be ready for Saturday and try to end the season with a trophy.”
“It was of course a big disappointment. If you lose a big final in Europe it will hurt. You do everything you can to win it and in the end, it is a lottery and we weren’t on the good side. But I can’t complain with what my players gave and before tonight but in the end, it was a really tight game, it went all the way to penalties and we lost,” he added. “It is a big disappointment because you are so close to winning a trophy but that’s also football. If you play a lot of big games, big finals, we will have memories that last forever when you win them but when you lose it will hurt a lot. I lost the World Cup final – the biggest game there is and also a huge disappointment – but we have to move on, we have a big game on Saturday and next season we have to start all over again.”
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