By Azeem Siddiqui

18th May, 2022 | 12:45pm

‘Top performance’ - Oliver Glasner reveals what Eintracht Frankfurt must do to beat Rangers

Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner believes his players must produce a ‘top performance’ to beat Rangers in the final of the Europa League.

Both sides will face off in the grand finale of the mega event on Wednesday in Seville.

Talking to the media ahead of the all-important clash as quoted by ESPN, the 47-year-old stated that the Scottish side’s playing style is a mixture of West Ham United and Barcelona.

“I see a mix of West Ham United and Barcelona,” said Glasner. “The Dutch influence of their coach [Giovanni van Bronckhorst] in their build-up play, but with the British mentality.

“We need a top performance to beat them. Rangers are a team that will constantly and robustly engage you in one-on-one battles and are willing to make the runs at the back.

“James Tavernier is the top goalscorer in the Europa League and he is a fullback, which shows how high their fullbacks play and their contributions up-front.”

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Enthralling contest

The final is set to be an enthralling contest as both teams will compete to create history at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium.

For Rangers, the game will present an opportunity to lift their first major European title ever.

The Gers cemented their place in the final of the competition at the expense of Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig, that too despite trailing after the first leg. But an inspired performance at home was enough for the side to book their tickets for Spain and they are now just one win away from the winning the ultimate prize.

On the other hand, for Eintracht Frankfurt, the match will be an opportunity to win another big European title after more than four decades. The last time the Eagles won the UEFA Cup was back in 1979-80.

Frankfurt, who produced a shocking result against La Liga giants Barcelona in the last-eight fixture, booked their place in the grand finale after beating West Ham in the semi-finals.

In other Rangers news, One 25-year-old could now be deemed as surplus to requirements at Ibrox this season