Former Rangers player Graeme Souness believes the Europa League final is the greatest achievement in Rangers’ history. Souness believes that lifting the Europa League will trump Celtic’s season despite them regaining the Scottish Premiership. He also believes that Rangers run to the Europa League final has had a huge impact on the football in the country and brought a lot of exposure from around the world.
“Their way up has been a long, slow journey. Then within 10 years, they’re in the final of a European competition. That tells you everything you need to know about that football club. Everyone who is connected to the club deserves great credit for where Rangers find themselves on May 18,” former Rangers’ player Graeme Souness said. “The first time I went to watch Rangers was when I was 10 years old. I was fortunate enough to play for them and manage them. We achieved some great things when I was there, but I watched that semi-final win over RB Leipzig and it’s the greatest achievement of any Rangers team since I’ve been supporting them – and beyond that.”
“The key was the players who did the business. James Tavernier’s getting all the goals from full-back, that’s not right but he does! John Lundstram took about six months to settle in but he’s grasped it now. The tactics and changes Giovanni van Bronckhorst made in the semi-final were also right – and then of course there’s the Ibrox atmosphere,” he added. “I was confident watching them. They played with a togetherness, aura, and organization. They looked to me like they were a big team from a big league, playing against another big team from a big league. They weren’t overawed and matched them punch for punch. Now it’s Frankfurt in the final – and it’s winnable for them: they’re playing against another German team who Rangers should not fear after turfing out Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.”