Ryan Kent: Rangers winger thinks they are destined for Europa League glory | Soccer News

Rangers winger Ryan Kent believes they are destined for Europa League glory after the ‘great fight’ to get to this stage.

The Ibrox side reached a European final for the first time in 14 years and Kent believes the lack of expectations helped them achieve their ultimate goal.

“I don’t think anyone coming into this season would have expected Rangers to reach the final of this competition,” he said.

“It’s a platform where we can really show up under less pressure. That all changes now for the final.

“Everyone expected us to win, us included.”

The 25-year-old left Liverpool for Ibrox in 2018 and has been striving to be part of Rangers’ success story ever since.

“It’s a journey this team has been on for four years since we beat Ufa to enter the competition,” he said.

“This trip was a great struggle, every year we wanted to progress further than the previous year and we managed to do it until the final.

“On a personal level, it’s something I’ve always sought in my career, trying to reach the top of European football, and it’s an opportunity I’m going to relish.”

Belief grew with each victory

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Rangers’ famous victory over tournament favorites Borussia Dortmund was when the players started to believe they could win the Europa League this season.

Of that win, Kent said: “The players came out of that game saying, ‘When do they start taking us seriously?

“We beat a great team at Dortmund and that gave us the confidence to start thinking you can go all the way.

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“It’s undoubtedly the biggest game of our career, but I don’t think we’ll let the opportunity get the better of us.

“We will approach the match with the same mindset we have had throughout the competition. We have come up against top-notch opponents and nothing changes until the final.

“Without being naive, we’re going there to win, that’s for sure.”

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