Steven Gerrard urges Rangers to be brave against Feyenoord
Steven Gerrard has urged his players to be”courageous” if they take on Feyenoord in Rotterdam, with a place in the last 32 of this Europa League at stake.
The Ibrox outfit are searching for the outcome that will expand their effort to the knockout stages for the first time in nine decades.
However, Gers boss Gerrard knows it won’t be any easy task on Thursday night because his team prepare yourself to walk out before the audience in the Dutch leaders’ home that is 51,000-seater that is famous.
Rangers have already survived excursions to Legia Warsaw and Porto this season and Gerrard admits it’ll take another show of bravery to view them accompany Celtic .
He explained:”I’m going to require the players to be brave. I would like players that can handle the atmosphere, certainly on.
“It is the main reason I rested Steve Davis at the weekend, therefore he could be fresh. I want players with bravery and personality. They will have to stay up and be counted.
“We have definitely rehearsed this kind of challenge. We chose facing an air on Legia and stood up and were courageous facing a hostile stadium.
“But I’m still going to want players to perform. I need my attacking players to offer significant moments . We are going to have to stick together because we’re aware this is a good deal harder than the job we faced at Ibrox.”
Gerrard has already seen his side get the better of Feyenoord within their group opener, together with the hit sealing a Ibrox triumph of Sheyi Ojo.
That defeat sparked a series and it’ll be former Rangers manager Dick Advocaat in the dugout this moment.
Gerrard reckons the 72-year-old has filled the gaps his side were able to exploit back in September.
“Dick is a supervisor who has been at this level for many, many years,” he explained. “I have an extraordinary amount of respect for him personally. He has experiences throughout Europe.
“A supervisor like that will always give a group a lift, also will improve certain things.
“I am sure he can look in at Feyenoord and determine where things were going wrong and I have noticed that he’s tweaked those regions already having analyzed their recent performances.
“It’ll be a harder challenge than at Ibrox.”