A hard test ahead

UEL draw reactions from players and the Boss.

Another club from Great Britain is waiting for Slavia in the UEFA Europa League. After beating Leicester City, the Red-whites will face Rangers FC from Scotland. Steven Gerrard’s men haven’t lost a single game in Scottish Premiership and Europa League this season and are 18 points clear on top of the league table which makes them possibly one of the most difficult teams to be drawn against in this stage of the UEL.

Nicolae Stanciu, midfielder

“Rangers are good team; it will be an important game for us and a hard test. I only regret that no fans will be allowed at the stadium again. There would be a great atmosphere at Eden and in Glasgow too.”

David Zima, defender

"I expect similar games as those against Leicester. There is a great gap between Rangers and other clubs in the league table, so it will be difficult, and I hope also equal tie. I haven’t been watching the Scottish Premiership much, I can’t say much about the quality of the competition but being 18 points clear on top of it deserves a huge respect.”

Lukáš Provod, midfielder

“It is not Man United, and I wished for Man United. But Rangers are terrific team too. We will travel to the Great Britain again, which is always a special occasion, so it is still a great draw for me.”

Jan Kuchta, forward

“We are happy because we will meet another big club. But we want to have it off and we will see if it will be enough. We want to progress to the next round; it is as simple as this.”

Jindřich Trpišovský, manager

“I am delighted, of course, to play against a Scottish club. Rangers, Steven Gerrard, Ibrox, great history. I wished to be drawn against them, not only because we haven’t been to Scotland so far.”

“I saw one of their games a few weeks ago. Not only their position in the Premiership, but also their European campaign shows that they are the strongest Scottish team in years. They played great European games and they have very interesting players in the offensive.”


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