It has been 50 years since the Glasgow club last won an international title.
In 1972, at Camp Nou in Spain, of all venues, Glasgow Rangers won the European Cup Winners’ Cup in a thrilling 3–2 final against Dinamo Moscow. Now, half a century later, Rangers are looking to repeat that victory in Seville.
Scotland legend Peter Haring of Austria meets the traditional club with his club Heart of Midlothian in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday and is therefore in talks with them LAOLA1 well informed.
“Highly developed over the years”
Haring himself arrived in Scotland in 2018 and was able to follow Rangers’ development live. “Celtic were clearly the best team when I came here. Over the years, Rangers have developed tremendously as a team and even won the league last season.”
After going bankrupt in 2012, the traditional club had to make its way to the Fourth Division, in 2016 they finally managed to be promoted again to the Scottish Premiership, and the championship title in 2021 is the biggest success of this new era so far. .
But what makes a team? Haring sees only a few weak points.
“In terms of individual players, they are probably the strongest team in Scotland. They are also very compact and allow almost nothing. Especially up front they show the individual qualities that can decide every game. You can’t focus on one player because there are too many good players in the team,” said Hurts Legionnaire of Rangers’ strengths.
Fans are ‘positive fans of football’
An important feature of Glasgow is its fans. At the local Ibrox stadium, die-hard fans cause a real ruckus in every Europa League home game, and according to the “BBC” 100,000 supporters have even announced themselves for the final in Seville.
However, the official quota is only 9,500 tickets, so most Scots will have to watch the game outside Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizzajuan.
Speaking of Scottish fans, Haring said: “The support across Scotland is incredible, people are really passionate about the sport and that’s definitely what defines Scottish football. You can say that everyone is positive. He’s really passionate about football.”
Already outnumbered big clubs
Do Rangers have what it takes to hold their own against Frankfurt? A Scottish victory would come as no surprise to Haring.
“I definitely think they can win the game. They have previously kicked out two teams, Dortmund and Leipzig, from the German Bundesliga. They are already bigger clubs than Frankfurt, so it is certainly possible that they It can win the final too,” said the Austrian, looking at past opponents.
Among German clubs, Scots OFB kicker Aleksandr Dragovi and his team Rotor Stern were able to defeat Belgrade 4–2 in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, Rangers defeated SC Braga 3–2 after extra time. Thriller.
“Will be a huge hit for the whole of Scotland”
It’s been 39 years since the Scottish team won international titles. In 1983, under the then 41-year-old Sir Alex Ferguson, Aberdeen FC won the sensational European Cup Winners’ Cup 2–1 against Real Madrid after extra time.
Accordingly, Scottish fans eagerly await success at the European level.
Haring summed up the excitement: “It will be very special for Scottish football. It will really be a huge success for the whole of Scotland and everyone will be celebrating, so there’s no need to talk about it.”
But how will Haring follow the game? Legionnaire says with a smile: “It’s not like I’m sitting on the couch at home and crossing my fingers for them, they’ll be our opponents in the Cup on Saturday. But we’re looking forward to the game because maybe they Will put our energy into it, then hopefully we will be fresh on Saturday.”
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