By Daniel Feliciano

22nd Feb, 2022 | 1:00pm

'They need' - Arthur Numan discusses Rangers Europa League clash vs Dortmund

Former Rangers ace Arthur Numan says the team must ‘focus on their jobs’ when they take on Dortmund in the Europa League on Thursday.

The Bears stormed to a 4-2 win in the Westfalenstadion last week in a memorable game, with the return leg taking place at Ibrox and the Germans needing a two-goal win to ruin the mood.

But Numan, who won ten trophies with Rangers during a a five-year stint at the club, has urged the team while talking to The Sun to ‘concentrate’ on their tasks at hand ahead of what would be a ‘remarkable achievement’.

“I’m sure everyone is really looking forward to the second leg,” he said.

“It is set up to be a great night in Glasgow. Rangers will know they have work still to do in the tie.

“When you think about the great German teams you always think about Dortmund and Bayern Munich, which is why everyone is still talking about Rangers’ win last week.

“It was a shock for a lot of people. But the game starts all over again on Thursday. Rangers need to concentrate.

“They need to focus on their jobs, and if they qualify for the next round then it will be a remarkable achievement.”


Rangers have not been good enough defensively in recent weeks, despite their good form since the Old Firm derby defeat.

Even in what was arguably their best performance of the season against Dortmund they conceded twice and it could have been more with the German’s wasting several attacks.

With Erling Haaland likely to return to action for the second leg, albeit potentially from the bench, they simply cannot afford to give up those sorts of chances again.

We know the team are good enough to shut teams out, because defensively their record prior to the winter break was excellent, but this is the best level of team they’ll likely come up against this season.

If they progress then it will be a well earned reward for their performances over two legs, but the tie is definitely not over and Rangers can’t afford to not be at their best or they’ll get punished.

In other Rangers news, Ex-Premier League referee shares verdict on Rangers penalty decision v Dundee United