Paul Gascoigne hopes for Rangers v West Ham Europa League final
Paul Gascoigne is hoping for a dream Europa League final between Rangers and West Ham.
The Hammers are trailing 2-1 against Eintracht Frankfurt while the Gers are down by 1-0 against RB Leipzig ahead of their second leg.
Gazza believes that the raucous atmosphere at Ibrox can help Rangers get this win, and has urged the club to produce a result for former kitman Jimmy Bell who passed away on Tuesday.
“Rangers vs West Ham would be fantastic. Rangers beating West Ham to get one over David Moyes – what a great game that would be for both clubs,” said Gascoigne, as quoted by The Daily Record.
“The final in Seville would be fantastic, especially for the Rangers players.
“Rangers have definitely got a chance to go through. Games like this are incredible for the fans and they’ll be right behind them because they love big games like this.”
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This is arguably the biggest game for the Gers this season.
The Scottish Premiership is beyond reach now after the Gers drew 1-1 against Celtic last weekend, but they have a chance to reach the final, and hopefully win it as well.
For that, they need to overcome the semi-final hurdle on Thursday. Leipzig have taken a slender lead ahead of the second leg, but the Gers are confident of scoring at Ibrox.
The visitors are capable of scoring away from home, and that remains a big worry as they can hurt Rangers anytime. The concentration needs to be high throughout the game.
In the other semi-final, West Ham need one goal to level the tie, a similar situation to that of the Bears, but they have to do it away from home.
Obviously, a final between Rangers and West Ham will be massive, in terms of the hype it can generate among the fans in the United Kingdom.
In other Rangers news, the club are “not convinced” by a key first-team player and an early termination of his contract is extremely likely.