Football: Soccer-Van Bronckhorst urges Rangers fans to behave ahead of Europa League final

SEVILLE (Reuters) – Rangers coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst urged the 100,000 Scottish fans which are anticipated to arrive in Seville for Wednesday’s Europa League final to be on their greatest behaviour.

“Is not usually that we’re in a position to attain a European final, so we have now to get pleasure from this second and ensure we do not trigger any hassle,” Van Bronckhorst instructed a information convention on Tuesday.

Spain’s police chief was involved in regards to the ‘severe issues’ that might come up with an estimated 150,000 Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt fans anticipated within the metropolis for Wednesday’s sport, with the bulk not having tickets for the final.

“I do not assume is in regards to the numbers. You convey 50 individuals and so they trigger chaos,” Van Bronckhorst stated.

“I do know we have now quite a bit of fans travelling with us right here… and so they have to get pleasure from this event.

“Half of the fans will return residence pleased and the opposite half will return indignant however we must always respect the host metropolis. There are quite a bit of individuals working onerous to accommodate us. Enjoy (the ambiance) and do not depart any unhealthy (reminiscences) behind.”

The 47-year-old Dutch supervisor, a former Rangers, Arsenal and Barcelona participant, praised the Scottish membership’s fan base for the best way they helped the group beat extra fancied sides resembling Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig to attain the final.

“Our fans will likely be an element. We knew earlier than if we might get a great consequence to take again to Ibrox, it meant we might get a consequence in opposition to any group. It’s completely different right here however you’ll hear our fans tomorrow,” he stated.

Van Bronckhorst confirmed that Kemar Roofe had recovered from a knee damage that had sidelined the Jamaican midfielder for a number of weeks and he was match for the final.

Roofe’s return will present an enormous increase to Rangers, overwhelmed within the 2008 Europa League final by Zenit St Petersburg, as they chase their first European silverware in 50 years following their success within the now-defunct Cup Winners’ Cup in 1972.

Eintracht Frankfurt are bidding to finish their 42-year barren run in Europe, having gained the Europa League when it was known as the UEFA Cup in 1980.

“I gained 5 prizes in 4 years at Feyenoord however that is completely different,” Van Bronckhorst stated.

“It’s a membership I performed at for 3 years within the 90s and I’m proud to take the boys into the final. It’s an enormous alternative to get a second main prize in Europe.

“We’ve had a tremendous run and it will likely be a tremendous final. But the final is just good while you win. So that is what we’ll try to do.”

(Reporting by Fernando Kallas, enhancing by Pritha Sarkar)

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