By Azeem Siddiqui

13th Sep, 2022 | 6:10am

Napoli must not underestimate Rangers - Lorenzo Amoruso

Lorenzo Amoruso believes Napoli must not underestimate Rangers in the UEFA Champions League as they’re riding high after beating Liverpool.

Both teams will clash in the matchday two fixture at the Ibrox Stadium on Wednesday.

Talking about it with Radio CRC as quoted by Daily Record, the 51-year-old stated that the Gers will be up for the challenge because of the presence of more than 50,000 loyal supporters at the Ibrox Stadium.  

“For how they beat Liverpool and how well they are playing, there is good hope,” he said. “In the Champions League, they will face a team on the back of two heavy defeats.

“The Rangers stadium is very heated and the hosts will fight until the end. But Napoli are superior.

“The only pitfall of Napoli can be Napoli itself which must understand that they cannot even think of underestimating the opponent.

“This passage with Rangers is fundamental because a victory would move Napoli in a good way towards qualification. Rangers will certainly have the boost of 55,000, but Napoli are not new to these situations.”

Must win

Rangers began this campaign hoping to build on what they did in the last season where they managed to finish as the runners-up in the Europa League and also won the Scottish Cup.

However, despite starting the season brightly, the Gers have somewhat lost their way, especially after losing back-to-back games with heavy margins.

Those results have definitely put pressure on Giovanni van Bronckhorst and a week-long break is unlikely to help as well as the side did not get a chance to return to winning ways in domestic competition.

Now they will go up against a Napoli side who are flying high after securing a thumping 4-1 win against Liverpool in their Champions League opener.

The fans will be hoping that Van Bronckhorst pushes the players to produce a much better display in the matches to come as some more poor results might well be the begging of the end of the Dutch manager’s reign at the Ibrox Stadium.

In other Rangers news, a takeover at Ibrox is not out of the question with Kyle Fox still reportedly keen on a discussion over a potential acquisition.