Steven Gerrard has proven one thing tonight

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TILBURG, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 24: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers gives his team instructions during the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round match between Willem II and Glasgow Rangers at Koning Willem II Stadium on September 24, 2020 in Tilburg, Netherlands. Football Stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

While we wouldn’t pretend Willem II are one of the absolute elite sides of Europe, they’re certainly no slouches and were regarded as a notably stiffer test for Rangers after a fairly comfortable win in Gibraltar.

A stable of the Dutch Eredivisie, the top-5 finishers from last season were expected to give Rangers a tough night and after the country considered our win over Feyenoord a fluke last season, it was on for some revenge.

And after the early exchanges, there’s no doubt Willem II were looking composed – solid, quick, technically impressive.

Then Ryan Kent, with technically his first assist of the night, won a penalty, and the game was practically over in an instant.

We’ll dissect this match in due course over the next day or so, but we have to hand it to Steven Gerrard – the man has the absolute Midas touch, a genius touch when it comes to Europe.

Aside 07/08, even Walter’s more recent Rangers was never this impressive in European competition, and it’s made all the more stunning by the fact Celtic, supposedly our country’s best team, could only just scrape by some mob from Latvia.

Steven Gerrard absolutely has the measure of Europe, and his teams frequently punch above their weight so regularly that we think it’s time to accept a promotion in weight division.

The next round will provide another big test, but given the quality of team Steven Gerrard has started putting away with his Rangers side with extreme regularity, who would bet against Rangers comfortably being in the group stage again?

Absolutely astonishing, and it’s certainly quite the bounce back from the weekend.

Get in there!

3 COMMENTS

  1. I would never of thought it after hibs draw but f*kin awesome result,it just shows when teams play football we can get a result brilliant
    WATP🇬🇧

  2. No way will Gerrard lose his job if Rangers do not win the league.

    Gerrard has put Rangers on the top or back where Rangers belong. Funny how he has great results when no Scottish refs are near the game.

    Taking Scottish football out of the dark ages.

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