By Ben Brown

3rd May, 2022 | 5:40pm

Wholesale changes will be made before Rangers game says Domenico Tedesco

RB Leipzig manager Domenico Tedesco fumed after his side’s Bundesliga defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach and says “new ideas” will be needed against Rangers.

The Italian saw his team beaten 3-1 at Borussia Park on Monday which leaves them a point behind SC Freiburg in the race for a Champions League spot as they prepare for a DFB Pokal final against the same opposition.

And Tedesco was left furious with his team’s latest slip-up, saying it calls for him to make significant alterations ahead of the return leg of the Europa League semi-final at Ibrox.

“So we now need to find brand new ideas for Glasgow and we also need new personnel too,” he was quoted by the Daily Record (3 May).

“We were so far out of it in the first half that I might as well have taken the tactics board and thrown it in the bin. The first half was not good enough.

“It’s going to be very difficult now to get into the Champions League through our league position because our last two games are against Augsburg and Arminia Bielefeld who are both fighting for survival, so they are two difficult matches.”


This was always going to be a difficult game for Rangers and the last thing they needed was circumstances out of their control making it even harder.

Of course Tedesco and his players were always going to be fired up for a Europa League semi-final but stuttering league form adding extra fire to their belly is less than ideal ahead of the all-important showdown.

That said it could be something which Rangers could look to capitalise on, particularly if they manage to score early on as they did in the previous round against Braga and make the heads of the players drop in a team already struggling for confidence.

It could be the perfect factor for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men to exploit if they can capitalise on any of Leipzig’s nerves and set the stage for yet another historic night under the lights at Ibrox.

In other Rangers news, Charlie Nicholas has had his say on the clubs chances against the Germans.