Rangers striker Kemar Roofe said that his goal against Benfica “doesn’t mean much” because his side failed to get the three points.
Roofe doubled the Gers lead at Ibrox on Thursday after Scott Arfield had bagged the opener, but the Lisbon side came back once again, with the match finishing 2-2.
The Gers have a five-point advantage over Lech Poznan who sit third in group D, but Roofe insisted that Thursday’s result felt “like a defeat”.
“We’re still confident we can get the job done,” he said (via Glasgow Live).
“I believe we need a point from the next game to progress. We’re going to work hard and get the three points here again next week. It feels like a defeat. It’s the same as the first game at their place. 2-0 up, 3-1 ahead in Lisbon and we’ve come away with a draw. It’s disappointing, but when you reflect on it it’s still a good result because they’re a top team.
“Thankfully my goal went in and it was a good hit, but at the end of the day it doesn’t mean much because we didn’t get the three points.”
Roofe has been in wonderful form recently and followed that up with another goal against Benfica. Cutting in from the left, he hit an arrow-like shot into the top of the net from just outside the area, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance of making the save.
It was the former Leeds United man’s fourth goal in three matches and further confirmation that he deserves a regular starting place in this side. That is further backed up by his comments after the game, which show how much of a team-first player he is.
Refusing to get carried away after scoring a brilliant goal against a team like Benfica, he was more interested in securing the win. That is exactly the kind of attitude Steven Gerrard will be wanting to see and there is no doubt he would have enjoyed hearing the comments.
In other Rangers news, these Gers fans are in awe of one player v Benfica