Ryan Jack: Rangers defeating Dortmund will make Europe take notice

The Rangers midfielder says the 6-4 aggregate win is "a huge result".

Ryan Jack: Rangers defeating Dortmund will make Europe take notice SNS Group

Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack says the rest of Europe will take notice of the Ibrox club after they eliminated Borussia Dortmund from the Europa League.

Leading 4-2 from the first leg, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side progressed 6-4 on aggregate after a pulsating second leg finished 2-2.

James Tavernier scored from the penalty spot before goals from Jude Bellingham and Donyell Malyen raised Dortmund’s hopes of a comeback.

Tavernier struck again in the second half to restore Rangers’ two-goal advantage and the home side upset the odds to progress at the expense of one of the tournament favourites.

Jack said: ”Yeah, I think it will be noticed. I think there’s gonna be a lot of people would have predicted Borussia Dortmund would have gone through.

“People are going to sit up and take notice. It’s a huge result for us.

“If we get that sort of performance and atmosphere at Ibrox, there won’t be many who want to come here and face us.”

Rangers were backed by a raucous support and Jack says the Ibrox fans played a major part. The Scotland international thinks opposition sides could be wary of being handed a trip to Glasgow in Friday’s draw.

“For me, it’s probably the best atmosphere I’ve played in,” he said. “Even from the warm-up, it was electric.

“As I touched on before, if the fans turn up and give us that support then there’s not many teams that will fancy coming.

“As you see tonight, we respond of that [support]. The players get that good feeling off the fans being right behind us and I’m sure they’ll be here from now until the end of the season.”

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