Rangers drew Antwerp in the Europa League Round of 32 and BT pundit Glen Hoddle thinks it’s a great draw for Steven Gerrard’s men.
He has predicted that Rangers will come through the tie, although warned that it wouldn’t be easy against an Antwerp side he said “should have been three or four up against Spurs in the first game”.
Antwerp finished second in their group, with Tottenham finishing above them.
Talking on the BT coverage of the draw Hoddle said, “I think Gerrard will be happy, there are tougher draws.
“It will be a tough game but I think that Rangers will just about get through.
“Rangers, 27 games unbeaten, wow. That is is absolutely fantastic.
“Will they still be unbeaten in February? Who knows but Gerrard has got them playing fantastic football. I think they’ll get through.”
There were much tougher draws out there but a lot of them were avoided by Rangers winning their group.
It’s never going to be easy when you reach the knockout stage of a European trophy but this is about as good as it could have got for Rangers.
Steven McManaman agreed with Hoddle on the BT coverage and said it was a “great draw” for Rangers who he said were “flying” at the moment.
How far can Rangers go? They got into the Round of 16 last time out but went out to a very good Bayer Leverkusen side 4-1 on aggregrate.
They were big underdogs against the German side but could start as favourites to get past Antwerp and we have the advantage of playing at Ibrox last.
The way things are going at the moment, we don’t see anyone fancying playing against Rangers, who are on a ridiculous run of 27 games unbeaten,
That’s phenomenal at any level.