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Teamwork is key to Europa League success, Rangers boss insists

Giovanni van Bronckhorst is working to get everything just right for the final.

Teamwork is key to Europa League success, Rangers boss insists SNS Group
Van Bronckhorst is preparing for a 'really exciting' final.

Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst says his players need to stick together if they are to beat Eintracht Frankfurt and lift the Europa League trophy on Wednesday.

The sides met in Seville in Wednesday’s final, with Bundesliga team Frankfurt the favourites to win the competition.

Rangers have upset the odds already on their route to the final, and Van Bronckhorst says the squad have to stick to the hard work that has taken them this far, and to play for each other.

“I’m very proud to be there with my team and it’s a big chance to win a major trophy,” van Bronckhorst told Rangers TV.

“We have to be a team. That’s the most important thing when you want to achieve something. Be a team, do everything together, make sure we have the tactics right, when we have the ball, when we are pressing, how we defend, whether we defend.

“There are so many things you have to think of when you prepare a game.

“In the end, everything is based on your quality. That’s the most important thing, to make sure you play to your strengths.”

Though he has confidence his side can prevail in Spain, the Rangers boss isn’t underestimating the opponent. Though Frankfurt have had a disappointing league campaign, the European competition has seen them defeat Barcelona and West Ham among others.

“They are a good team,” van Bronckhorst said. “They are physically strong, they have pace up front, they are really good defending. Their overall performances in Europe have been fantastic.

“It’s going to be a really exciting final.”