Rangers have progressed to the Europa League knockout round playoffs after finishing second in Group A, behind Lyon.
Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side will face Borussia Dortmund in the two-legged tie, with the first leg taking place at Ibrox on Thursday.
BVB were demoted to the second-tier European competition after finishing third in their Champions League group, behind Ajax and Sporting. With the Bundesliga side set to take on Rangers, this week’s edition of SportBild decided to interview Stefan Klos.
The former goalkeeper was born in Dortmund and after spending eight years with the German club’s first team, he moved to Glasgow and joined Rangers in 1998. He spent nine years at Ibrox, before retiring in 2007.
Klos still maintains close ties with both clubs, with whom he won several trophies, including the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund in 1997. He is of the belief Marco Rose’s side are likely to overcome Rangers to progress to the Europa League round of 16.
“As a native of Dortmund, black and yellow blood naturally still flows through my veins. But the Rangers have also grown on me. The better one should just win,” Klos said.
“Borussia have the stronger individual players. The decisive factor, however, is whether they also bring this quality to the field. If it doesn’t happen like with St. Pauli – as it did recently – Rangers don’t stand a chance.”