By Beck Pascal

16th May, 2022 | 11:30pm

Eintracht Frankfurt ace gushes over Rangers in stark Seville warning

Eintracht Frankfurt attacker Jens Petter Hauge has been left in awe of Rangers ahead of the Europa League final – branding them a top team having followed them closely in recent years. 

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side prepares for one of the biggest games in the Light Blues’ history as they take on Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville on Wednesday [May 16]. 

The Bundesliga forwards named the Gers as one of the “top teams” but insists his side will be ready for the highly-anticipated clash.

Hauge told Daily Record: “I have watched Rangers quite a lot. They did well when Steven Gerrard took over. They have a strong team.

“The derby with Celtic is always fun to watch. Football is a joy to watch and when you see teams like that it is great. Gerrard was building a great team and I just like to watch good football and top teams.

“He had been building up this team (before he left for Aston Villa) and I am not surprised they have reached the Final.

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“They have played really well in Europe and last season they won the Scottish league. They are a strong team with a lot of qualities but we will be prepared for them.”

Last step.

Frankfurt is going to be an extremely difficult game. Yes, the Gers have beaten two supposedly better German teams in Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig but those games can now be analysed with a fine-tooth comb by their final opponents. 

Rangers have shocked the whole of Europe this season by making it to the final and hopefully, their shocks haven’t run out yet as they look to make that crucial last step and lift the trophy. 

The Bundesliga side is yet to lose a single game in the competition despite playing teams with huge quality, for example, Barcelona and West Ham in the last two rounds.

That is a major cause for concern for van Bronckhorst and his players but as long as they play their game to the best of their ability – they will be fine.

All of the teams that crashed out of the tournament at the hands of the Bears certainly weren’t expecting to, but they did, and hopefully, Frankfurt follow suit.

In other Rangers news, Scott Wright has put the pressure on Rangers’ “big player” to step up in the Europa League final.