Rangers star Steven Davis has admitted that last night’s 1-0 win over Feyenoord had “extra meaning” following the death of Ibrox legend Fernando Ricksen earlier this week – and hailed a “special” European night as the Light Blues put in an impressive performance in the Europa League Group G opener.
The win takes Rangers a step closer to reaching Steven Gerrard’s target of maximum points from their home games and Davis was delighted to pick up an “important” win.
“The European nights are always special, and it had an extra meaning to it tonight with Fernando’s passing, so we are delighted to get a win tonight. It was an important three points for us,” Davis told Rangers TV.
“We wanted to set our stall out early-on. Feyenoord are obviously comfortable on the ball and try to play from the back, so we tried to press them high up the pitch and from there, we got some good opportunities.
“We could have been a bit more comfortable at half-time, and then in the second half, they had a bit of possession but we felt comfortable and when they got through, Greegsy was there to stop them.”
The Gers face Young Boys next in Group G when they travel to Switzerland on October 3rd – with the Swiss side losing 2-1 to Porto last night in the other game.
There’s little doubt that Rangers deserved to come away with the win and the only complaint will be that the scoreline wasn’t more convincing.
With St. Johnstone next up for the Light Blues on Sunday, there’s no time for Gerrard’s side to relax after what must have been a draining 90 minutes.