Pablo Fornals won’t be taking the challenge of Rangers for granted tomorrow night, when Villarreal host Steven Gerrard’s side at El Madrigal in UEFA Europa League action.
Up against the Spaniards, Rapid Vienna and Spartak Moscow in Group G, we are definitely underdogs to qualify for the knockout stages but star midfielder Fornals isn’t taking anything for granted.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said:
When we play Rangers we must have the same intensity that we had at Leganes on Sunday.
We can’t go into the game feeling less than 100 per cent or not ready, because Rangers are going to be a very strong, physical team, and it will be a tough challenge.
Rangers have a great history in football and it will be a test for us from the start, but all the games in the group will be difficult.
With sell-outs at Ibrox providing passionate backing to the team and Steven Gerrard’s weight carrying weight around European football, not many teams will have fancied drawing our name out of the pots for the group stages and it’s clear Fornals considers us a threat.
The 22-year-old, rated at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, is a key performer for the La Liga outfit having made 50 appearances since joining the club last summer, creating 13 assists in the process.
Shutting down his playmaking threat will be a key task for the Rangers side tomorrow night and hopefully Gerrard can inspire his side to live up to their physical reputation and make it a very difficult evening for the Yellow Submarine.
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