Rangers mocked again by Chris Sutton after midweek European defeat
Chris Sutton has mocked Rangers again on Twitter after suggesting that Dundee United have carried Scotland’s European coefficient this week.
The Ger’s 2-0 defeat to Union Saint-Gilloise on Tuesday (2 August) means they now face an uphill task to qualify for the group stages of the competition.
Dundee picked up a 1-0 win against AZ Alkmaar in their UEFA Conference League qualifier on Thursday (4 August), which led Sutton to highlight how Rangers failed to boost Scotland’s coefficient ranking after their defeat.
Sutton wrote on Twitter (5 August): “Looking forward to Scottish Football Extra tonight at 630pm on BT Sport with Ally and talking Dundee United (Ally’s second favourite team) propping up the coefficient this week single handed…”
Forgotten last season Chris?
Sutton has clearly forgotten that Rangers reached the Europa League final last year whilst Celtic endured another miserable run in Europe.
The exit Celtic man may have gone slightly early on looking to get a reaction out of Rangers fans with the Gers set to host the Jupiler League side in the second leg at Ibrox on Tuesday (9 August).
Considering Rangers’ success in Europe last season, particularly at Ibrox, there is every chance that we will see Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side in the next qualifying round.
Ultimately Celtic will bow out of the Champions League at the group stage as they nearly always do and fail to put any meaningful run together in Europe.
From a financial perspective for Rangers, they really need to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s premier competition to keep level with Celtic.
The Champions League generates revenue that dwarfs the Europa League and ensuring that they’re in the group stage must be a priority for the club.
The next week is a big at Ibrox