Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes that they must block all the outside pressure if they want to reach the final of the Europa League. Their bid to reach a European final for the first time in 14 years lies in wait with only RB Leipzig standing in their way. The first leg will take place on Thursday in Germany before they host the German powerhouses at the Ibrox.
“You just have to concentrate on the preparations and block all the pressure you get from outside to win this leg,” Rangers boss Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. “That’s what the players have to do, just make sure we prepare as normal, and once the whistle goes go into the game and give everything you have on the pitch. Of course, playing a European semi-final is exciting but we have to overcome a tough team, we have watched Leipzig play a lot of games and are well prepared. We have the belief, but you need a good performance as well tomorrow and next week.”
“The confidence is there but also we know we have to perform again and everything we have achieved in the past doesn’t count against Leipzig. We’re just preparing well for these two games and I’m very confident in my team and sure we can put good performances in to have a chance of reaching the final,” he added. “Morelos and Roofe are not available and I have made my plans after watching the opponent playing. I will choose the right game plan and we need the players to perform well.”