Slavia Prague boss Jindrich Trpisovsky claims there won’t be many goals in tonight’s Europe League last 16 clash with Rangers.
The Gers go head to head with the Czech first division leaders looking to aid their advancement to the last eight of the Europa League with a solid first-leg victory.
Rangers have been scoring for fun in recent weeks with 77 goals now scored in the Scottish Premiership this season following our 3-0 wn over St Mirren on Saturday.
Trpisovsky insists there won’t be many goals in tonight’s game in a comment that could backfire massively.
The Slavia boss is quoted by Czech outlet iDNES as saying, “We realize that the strength ahead is huge, but the whole team is very hardworking even towards the defence.
“I don’t think there will be too many goals in the first match, we will of course try to win, but we have to work well for that, fulfil our duties and be run and emphatic.”
Over two legs against Royal Antwerp be scored nine goals with four of those coming in the away leg which also happened to be the first of the two games.
We think it is incredibly brave of the Slavia boss to make a comment like this as there is every chance Rangers could blow the Czech side away this evening.
Rarely have we been in such goalscoring form during Steven Gerrard’s tenure at Ibrox.
Alfredo Morelos, Ryan Kent, Ianis Hagi, Joe Aribo and Borna Barisic have all been scoring aplenty in recent weeks.
If you add the returning Kemar Roofe into that list then you have to fancy us to score at least a few tonight.
It may be Trpisovsky’s intention to shut Rangers out in the first leg as they did with Leicester in the round of 32.
But with our form at the moment, you just can’t write Rangers off.
To suggest outright that there won’t be many goals tonight is a very bold, if also slightly baffling claim.
Let’s prove him wrong.
In other Rangers news, Slavia will be boosted by the return of some fans this evening.