Rangers’ style ‘won’t work’ against Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final because the German side employ the exact same tactics.
That’s according to former German star turned director Matthias Sammer, who believes the Bundesliga club will come out on top in tonight’s final.
Rangers take on Frankfurt in the final of the Europa League in Seville this evening after a superb run that has seen them far surpass what most had predicted.
Impressive wins over the likes of Borussia Dortmund and then RB Leipzig, both games in which Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side were expected to be knocked out, have led them to Andalusia and mean they head into the game with Frankfurt full of confidence.
A win over them would secure a hattrick of wins over German competition for Rangers, but Oliver Glasner’s side also head into the game with belief high.
They themselves have seen off the likes of West Ham, Barcelona and Real Betis to secure their place in the final.
Indeed, it could be argued their run to the last two has been harder than Rangers’ and Sammer is expecting them to secure the trophy in Spain.
“Eintracht’s chance of winning is so great because what makes Glasgow tick – its compactness, its mentality of using its role as the underdog against Leipzig and Dortmund – won’t work against Frankfurt,” he told SportBILD.
“Eintracht is itself compact, has itself an unbelievable mentality in this competition.
“The odds are 50:50, but I still think Frankfurt has a better chance of beating Glasgow than Dortmund and Leipzig.
“Because they believed they could beat the Scots but didn’t show it. Frankfurt know they can do it, so they will show it.”