Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner has admitted that Danish star Jesper Lindstrom might miss next week’s Europa League final clash with Rangers in Seville – but insists if he is fit, then the midfielder will start against the Light Blues.
Linstrom was injured in the semi-final win over West Ham United and is yet to make his return to action with only five days until the sides meet in the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán.
The Austrian boss said his medical staff were working flat out to get Lindstrom ready for the final as he refused to rule him out of the clash in Spain.
The medical department is working at full speed,” the Frankfurt boss said.
“I don’t want to make a forecast just yet. A plan will be decided in the last two days. With Lindstrom it will be a photo finish. He could play, he might not play. But we are still optimistic.
“If there is a guy who is better than him in his current shape, he won’t play. But if Lindstrom is better in his shape, Lindstrom will start. It is easy as that.”
Rangers need to be prepared for last-minute change if Lindstrom passed for Europa League final
Rangers manager Gio van Bronckhorst has really shown his tactical nous in Europe this season and the Gers will need to be ready for any eventualities against Frankfurt.
If Lindstrom is missing it will be a big blow for the Germans but they’ll still have plenty of talent in their ranks in Seville.
Midfield is going to be a key battle in Seville and John Lundstram is going to have to prove he’s a cut above his similarly-named Danish counterpart.
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