Kris Boyd says it will take Rangers ace Ryan Kent 'a while' to get over miss
Kris Boyd has insisted that it will take Rangers forward Ryan Kent “a while” to get over his missed chance in extra time against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The Light Blues lost 5-4 on penalties with Aaron Ramsey missing the decisive spot-kick after 120 minutes worth of football saw the game finish 1-1.
With just minutes left of extra time, the Gers winger had a brilliant chance to score the winner but was kept out by Kevin Trapp from point-blank range.
Boyd told Sky Sports: “The Rangers players can be proud of their achievements in this competition. It just wasn’t to be.
“It is a cruel way to lose a final, but somebody’s got to win it. You’ve got to give Eintracht Frankfurt credit because the standard of the penalties was very, very good.
“Rangers gave as good as they got and did enough to win it. The chance that Ryan Kent had, that was the moment where, if it had gone in, it was done.
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“He’ll be playing the moment over and over again in his head, 100 per cent. I do it myself with that chance I missed in Villarreal all those years ago.
“With it coming in a European final, it’s a difficult one to take. It will take Kent a while to get over that one. Yes, it was a good save, but from where it was, you’d expect him to score with the talent he’s got.”
It is done now. Unfortunately, Kent can’t change history and he will have to live with that glaring miss in the dying moments of the game.
As Boyd said, you really would expect him to score – those are the types of chances he has been scoring for fun all season but a European final brings a different level of pressure.
This is a huge learning curve not only for the Light Blues winger but for the entirety of Rangers football club.
It is the first time many of the players have reached the final of a European competition and they will benefit from this experience greatly if they ever reach one again.
Hopefully, Giovanni van Bronckhorst and co can build on this momentum and they do reach another with the Gers but in cup football, you just never know. Kent does have the chance to redeem himself on Saturday [May 21] when the Bears look to put the Seville nightmare behind them with a Scottish Cup win against Hearts.
In other Rangers news, Jamie O’Hara has dropped a major ‘inconsolable’ view on Rangers ace Aaron Ramsey.