A 2-0 defeat, they undoubtedly did not see that coming at the Rangers. And then the Scots could actually be happy, because it could have been worse. “We did indeed get away with it. It could have been much more”, coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst also realized.
“A lot of things went wrong tonight. I’m disappointed because we didn’t play at our level. Last season we had good results outdoors. Today too many players have fallen below their level.”
“My players will have understood by now that Union is a strong team. To reach the group stage of the Champions League, you have to show fighting spirit. We didn’t show that today.”
With the support of a full Ibrox, Van Bronckhorst does not think his team has a chance in the return. “We still have the opportunity to rectify the imbalance. Two goals behind is not insurmountable, but we will have to deliver a very different performance.”