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Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Rangers were lucky to lose 2-0

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Giovanni van Bronckhorst: Rangers were lucky to lose 2-0

Rangers head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst believe they were lucky to lose their Champions League qualifier against Union Saint-Gilloise by only two goals. Teddy Teuma scored the opener in the 27th minute before Dante Vanzeir doubled their advantage in the 76th minute. It was Saint-Gilloise’s first goal in Europe for 58 years. Rangers were under pressure and cleared the ball off their goalline to prevent a bigger margin.

“It was very disappointing. We were a little bit lucky that it was only 2-0 even though the penalty decision – I was surprised he gave a penalty. We have so much at stake with all the clubs involved in the competition, you want to make the right decisions. We couldn’t do anything else with the deflection, with the handball,” Rangers head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst said. “The penalty was given, they scored and the most important thing now is to reflect on our own game because we need to change it around next Tuesday and we need to change it around big time, and the performance needs to be a lot better than we showed today.”

“At the beginning they dropped deep which means they were afraid but we didn’t do anything with our ball possession and were sloppy, losing a lot of balls, not winning the duels, and slowly they became better and better,” he added. “We didn’t react well after that, we were never really in the game, we made many mistakes, giving a lot of transition moments away defensively and we were a little bit lucky that it was only 2-0 even though the penalty decision – I was surprised he gave a penalty. We have so much at stake with all the clubs involved in the competition, you want to make the right decisions. We couldn’t do anything else with the deflection, with the handball.”

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