BBC man Tom English cannot believe eyes at Rangers developments on road to Europa League final v Eintracht Frankfurt
Tom English has been left completely stunned by Rangers this season on their way to the Europa League final against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The BBC journalist admitted his shock at the achievement after Steven Gerrard and his team left, Alfredo Morelos got injured and Aaron Ramsey played little to no part during the run.
Ahead of the final in Seville this evening [18 May], English labelled the achievement as “Miraculous” as they could even kick off as favourites against the Bundesliga side.
Writing in his latest BBC column ahead of the Europa League final this evening, English could not believe his eyes at what he has seen at Ibrox this season.
“Rangers won only one of their first six games in Europe this season,” he wrote. “They lost their manager and five key members of staff in the autumn.
“They lost their principal striker, Alfredo Morelos, and then his deputy, Kemar Roofe, for major knockout games against stellar opposition. Their marquee signing, Aaron Ramsey, has barely kicked a ball.
“And yet they prevailed. They drove on. They made the final and in the eyes of many, they are favourites to win it. In a word, brilliance. In another word, miraculous.”
Giovanni van Bronckhorst deserves great credit for these achievements, with his tactics one of the main reasons why we are in this spot right now ahead of tonight.
Changing systems against Borussia Dortmund, RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade and Braga were all part of the mastermind, and he got his reward for that.
We don’t believe many if any clubs could have got through to this final without any of their main strikers for the quarter and sem-finals, but here we are.
This has been miraculous, and everyone at this club is going down as a hero already.
With Kemar Roofe back available, that is one less headache to worry about, but this squad will be ready for anything given they have already faced everything they could have.
Imagine actually winning this and lifting that trophy, it would be one of the biggest achievements we have seen in Scotland for decades – bring it on.
In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season