Steven Gerrard feels Rangers have given themselves 'a good chance'

Steven Gerrard says Rangers have given themselves “a good chance” of getting out of their Europa League group after their 2-0 win over Brondby at Ibrox last night.

By Steven Crawford
Friday, 22nd October 2021, 10:00 am

The pressure was on the Scottish champions after defeats to Lyon and Sparta Prague, but first half goals from Leon Balogun and Kemar Roofe breathed new life into their Group A challenge.

After beating Sparta Prague 4-3 away, French side Lyon have nine points from nine, Sparta are on four points with Rangers now on three ahead of the return game against Brondby on November 4.

“We’ve kick-started our Europa League campaign,” Gerrard told BT Sport.

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Steven Gerrard gives his team instructions from the touchline

“The first two results weren’t good enough. We’ve got to replicate this performance and result in a couple weeks time.

“If we do it’s going to be very interesting. We’ve given ourselves a good chance. If we get out this group it’ll be a superb job.”

The Rangers boss was delighted to see his side produce an impressive performance on the night.

He said: “You can pick the bones out little moments but, in the main, we controlled, we dominated. It’s really close to the 90-minute performance we’ve been looking for.

“The substitutes were excellent, they brought energy and helped us control the game in the final moments.

“The first goal put us in a good place, but we haven’t been scoring enough ugly goals.

“That’s why Kemar Roofe is in the team. If you are a number nine they are the ones that get you big, big goals.”