Kilmarnock goalkeeper and Austrian Daniel Bachmann has offered his compatriots Rapid Vienna a bit of sound advice before their tie with Rangers. But the on-loan Watford goalie also took some time to praise the Rangers support.
Bachmann warned Vienna to watch out for Tavernier and Morelos but also told them not to fear “intimidating” Ibrox.
“The atmosphere is intimidating and the Rangers support outstanding but Rapid certainly has enough quality to survive in Glasgow,” he said “Rangers are good, but not all-conquering.”
Bachmann also picks out Rangers two star men
The goalkeeper also told the Austrians to watch out for two men in particular – Morelos and Tavernier.
The duo are two of the Gers strongest players and both will need to be on top form if we’re to get anything from the game. As will the Rangers support.
“Morelos and Tavernier are their two stars. Morelos is an extremely unconventional centre-forward. He’s very fast and agile and often makes big defenders look bad.
“What struck me during our 3-1 defeat – in which he scored a hat-trick – was that he always shoots in the far corner. Rapid must always watch out for him as Morelos undoubtedly has an international class.
“Tavernier is also a goalscorer and is the ideal partner for Morelos. But his forward runs give Rapid a chance because he’s more about attacking than defending, so Rangers’ right-hand side is vulnerable.
Rapid Vienna’s new boss not expecting “miracles”
New Rapid Vienna boss Dietmar Kuhbauer usurped the old one, Goran Djuricin, after defeating Rapid 2-0 at the weekend with St. Polten.
And after only just taking over, the former Rapid Vienna player isn’t expecting any miracles from his side. Kuhbauer said:
“For me, of course, it’s a huge story to be at the Ibrox Stadium for my first match in charge.
“However, you can not expect any miracles right now, so let us get to know our players first.”