Steven Gerrard is satisfied with the way Rangers FC qualified for the third heat of the Europa League on Thursday evening, but the former midfielder expects his team to get a lot more difficult with Willem II next week.
Rangers won no less than 0-5 at Lincoln Red Imps FC on Gibraltar on Thursday-evening and Willem II already qualified for the third heat on Wednesday by putting the Luxembourg Progrès Niederkorn aside with the same figures.
“We won without any problems, but we know very well that we will face tougher challenges in the coming weeks. That is why we have to quickly return to our usual level, because we did not make it on Thursday,” Gerrard said after the game. Scottish media.
The 114-time international of England and Liverpool icon already looked at the performances of Willem II on Wednesday, who will receive his Rangers in Tilburg in six days. Gerrard was quite impressed with what the ‘Tricolores’ showed in Differdange.
“Although Willem II also had little to fear from the opponent, they made it all look easy. They have really good players and dangerous attackers. Moreover: a team that finishes in the top six in the Netherlands deserves respect. We will do it. so should do better against Willem II, “said Gerrard.
The meeting between Willem II and Rangers FC on Thursday will be decided on one game. With a victory over the Scottish top club, Willem II needs one more victory to qualify for the group stage of the Europa League. The possible opponent will be announced on Friday.