Once Rangers-linked £5m PSV star lights Champions League fuse
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Once Rangers-linked £5m PSV star lights Champions League fuse

Once Rangers-linked midfielder Joey Veerman claims he could barely hear himself think on his Champions League visit to Ibrox with PSV Eindhoven.

The Dutch midfielder was reportedly the Rangers target of the summer but after a failure to get past Malmo in Champions League QR3 the interest appeared to wane.

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A few months later Joey Veerman, 23, rocked up at the Philips Stadion in a reported £5m deal and since then the ex-Heerenveen star has gone on to cement himself in the PSV starting XI.

The uncapped Dutch midfielder took to the pitch from the start against Rangers and claims the atmosphere inside Ibrox didn’t disappoint as the teams played out a 2-2 draw.

However, Joey Veerman believes that whilst the tie is not over, PSV are good enough to go on and finish the job in the Netherlands, insisting the Dutch side should’ve won in Scotland.

Joey Veerman: ‘We will get Rangers next week’

“If you look at the chances, we should have won the game, so it hurts a bit,” said Veerman [Scottish Sun].

“We will take a good result with us, but I have the feeling if we had taken our chances in Glasgow, the tie would already be over.

“We had Rangers under pressure in the second half and they didn’t know what to do with us. But I also admit in the first half we had a lot of trouble in midfield.

“Next week, we will get them.

“I enjoyed the atmosphere and the experience of playing at Ibrox. It hurt my ears when they all started shouting!

“But I warn Rangers that our supporters will 100 per cent be just as loud next week.”

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This is fighting talk from a player who generally flattered to deceive on the night and Rangers will look to this sort of stuff for inspiration.

Whilst PSV Eindhoven did have strong periods in the game so did Rangers and despite the fact the match ended 2-2 this certainly wasn’t the Ibrox side at their swashbuckling best.

The game is certainly neatly poised and for Joey Veerman he better be prepared to put his money where his mouth is when Rangers come to visit PSV next week.

Meanwhile, Rangers fans are wondering if the club should’ve had a penalty in the 2-2 Champions League draw with PSV Eindhoven.