Rangers captain James Tavernier revealed that lifting the Europa League trophy as captain would be a dream come true. Tavernier will lead the team out when they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in the final of the Europa League in Seville. Almost all the players will be experiencing a European final for the first time in their careers with Tavernier saying that the excitement within the squad is through the roof.
“It’s been a rollercoaster. It’s been a journey. Some of the results that we have taken back to Ibrox, and to overcome the results that we’ve had,” James Tavernier said talking about the Europa League final. “We could have done better in the group stage but that gets long forgotten when it comes to you progressing in the knockout stages. You saw what it meant to us. We know Frankfurt is a very good team – they have knocked out Barcelona and West Ham. You can’t really consider the league position they’re in. They’ve got to the final for a reason. They are good at counter-attacks, and they’re a German team so they will obviously be good on the ball and strong physically. So we just have to nullify their threats and really take the game to them.”
“It sounds crazy. Obviously, I’ve had a few penalties and a few moments at the back post. It’s one of those where I’ve always said that I’m always there to help the team the best way I can, whether it’s clean sheets or goals and assists,” he added. “I’ve managed to pop up at the back post a few times and the lads have done well to get penalties in the games, and I’ve done well to convert them. Hopefully, we keep a clean sheet on Wednesday and I get to be the top scorer of the competition.”