A Remarkable Rangers can Dare to Dream

A Remarkable Rangers can Dare to Dream
BELGRADE, SERBIA - MARCH 17: Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Manager of Rangers celebrates after progressing through the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 Leg Two match between Crvena Zvezda and Rangers FC at Rajko Mitic Stadium on March 17, 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

This was easily the worst Rangers display this season in the Europa League – and guess what, it was still enough to take us through to the quarter finals in what is the biggest achievement for a Scottish club in Europe since 2008.

For 15 years Celtic have had all the CL money, UEL money, and the best they could ever do was the last 16.

4 months into his Rangers reign and GVB has already got someone else’s Rangers team in the quarters on absolute merit in an achievement that would be all over the press if it was Celtic, but instead the media, even the UK-wide one, focused instead on the full time melee and the abuse Connor Goldson received. We’ll talk more about that later.

For now we want to savour what this squad has done – we’re not going to say we punched above our weight, because frankly we haven’t.

We’ve become a deeply experienced European team comfortable at the top table of the sport, and we’re in the quarters absolutely on distinction.

We loved Walter, absolutely loved him, but Rangers’ run to Manchester was punctuated by dogged defending and gritty wins. It was a side who were punching above their weight and they became legends, even if they didn’t win the thing.

But Gio’s side are comfortably putting away Borussia, Red Star, Prague, Brondby – some of the finest sides around, and we’ve got to the last 8 on complete justification.

That our performance in Serbia was by a distance our worst in Europe this season gives an indication of how good we’ve been, and no side will want to face Rangers in today’s draw.

This has been remarkable, and we can certainly dare to dream of winning.

An extraordinary run, an extraordinary European Rangers.

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  1. Without MacGregor in goal and against a more ruthless side in front of goal it would have been a different outcome. But who cares!

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