Rangers captain James Tavernier is hoping to lift the Scottish Cup as consolation after losing the Europa League on penalties against Eintracht Frankfurt. Aaron Ramsey missed the only penalty of the shootout. Joe Aribo had put the Scottish giants ahead before Rafael Borre equalized. Kevin Trapp made a point-blank save to deny Ryan Kent in the 118th minute.
“Devastated. Just devastated at the way the game unfolded. We took the lead, you know, we conceded a goal which we should’ve done better on. Obviously, the keeper makes a fantastic save with Ryan (Kent) towards the end and obviously saves the penalty,” Rangers captain James Tavernier said. “But, you know devastated is the word but I’m also proud of every single one that is associated with Rangers. Every single one of those players that’s in the dressing room, the journey that we’ve been on, the fans that have followed us from everywhere. You know, our dream tonight was to make everyone proud, we obviously didn’t push it over the line but the effort that the boys put in I couldn’t be more proud of.”
“We’ve got to carry on, keep pushing ourselves, and better ourselves,” he added. “We want to be in these finals again. We want to push for these kinds of games, and we’ll use this as fuel for next season and obviously for this weekend. I know every single one of those lads will give 110% when it comes to the weekend. We want to pick that trophy up.”