Jason Cundy has poured praise on Rangers after another masterful European performance and backed them as a better side than Leicester City, currently third in the Premier League.
The Gers smashed Royal Antwerp 5-2 on Thursday evening to bring up a 9-5 aggregate score and while it was not pretty over the full 90, Steven Gerrard’s always seemed to be in control at Ibrox.
The result means that the Light Blues have progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League and will be itching to find out their opponents on Friday lunchtime – but they won’t be facing a familiar face in the next round after Brendan Rodgers and his Leicester side were dumped out by Slavia Prague.
Speaking on talkSPORT’s ‘The Sports Bar’ [10pm, 25/02/21] Cundy was in awe of the Gers, saying: “When you look what Rangers are doing, they are doing better than Leicester.
“What they’ve done in Europe is quite outstanding, what they’re doing up north is unbelievable and I don’t know whether we can measure Rangers yet.
“Look at what they’re doing, look at what they’ve done this season.”
Cundy queried the strength of the Scottish Premiership but feels the Light Blues’ performances on the biggest stage show their undeniable quality among the best.
He added: “But then you look at what they’re doing in Europe and then you’ve got to say ‘okay maybe there’s more to this than what meets the eye'”.
Bring it on
It really has got to the stage where we are left fearing absolutely nobody in Europe.
Let’s not forget that this was an Antwerp outfit that had taken Tottenham Hotspur to task in the group stages and beat them 1-0 in Belgium.
They were no mugs.
Indeed the fact that Leicester were beaten 2-0 at home to Slavia Prague shows the strength of the less heralded clubs in Europe.
Bayer Leverkusen knocked us out last season but they could not find a way past Swiss side BSC Young Boys this time around while Napoli were another big-name departure from the competition on Thursday.
The draw is opening up for the Light Blues to reach the latter stages and make this an historic season for the club.
We’re not ruling anything out with this set of players and coaches.
In other Rangers news, fans left in awe after Alfie masterclass v Antwerp.