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Rangers won’t get carried away in Europa League final, says Ramsey

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Europa League – Final – Rangers Media Day – Rangers Training Centre, Milngavie, Scotland, Britain – May 12, 2022 Rangers’ Aaron Ramsey during training REUTERS/Russell Cheyne/

(Reuters) – Rangers will not get carried away despite being only one game from making history when they play Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League final on Wednesday, midfielder Aaron Ramsey said.

The Scottish club, who are in their first Europa League final since finishing runners-up in 2008, will be bidding to win a second European trophy 50 years after they claimed the 1972 Cup Winners’ Cup.

“There’s a lot of energy around the place,” Ramsey told reporters on Monday. “Just looking forward to it, you’re one game away from making history.

“It’s a great group, a very level-headed squad, so there are no issues about anybody getting carried away.

“It’s obviously very difficult to reach this stage, you need a bit of luck along the way, but some of our performances have been brilliant. There is a lot of quality in this squad. I’m not surprised with what we’ve done and how we’ve gone about it.”

Ramsey did not feature in either leg of the semi-final tie against RB Leipzig, but started two of Rangers’ last three league games of the season.

The Wales midfielder said he was hoping to make up for missing Arsenal’s 4-1 defeat by Chelsea in the 2019 Europa League final due to a hamstring injury.

“It’s definitely right up there, to play in a final in a European competition,” added Ramsey.

“They don’t come around very often. Unfortunately I missed the Arsenal one a few years back, hopefully I can make up for it in this one.”

Frankfurt, who finished 11th in the Bundesliga this season, are the third German club Rangers will have faced in this edition of the tournament, having already knocked out Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig in earlier rounds.

(Reporting by Aadi Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Ken Ferris)