Giovanni van Bronckhorst questions choice of Europa League venue and calls Rangers fan numbers


GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST believes Rangers and Frankfurt could have sold their Europa League venue eight times before their Sevilla showdown.

The showpiece final will take place at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Wednesday night as Rangers aim to follow in the footsteps of the Barcelona Bears and clinch a European trophy.

Both clubs have been given official allocations of just 9,500 tickets and it was confirmed on Friday that fans will be able to watch the action at Estadio La Cartuja as tens of thousands descend on Andalucia.

Rangers have been supported in large numbers at home and abroad once again this season and Van Bronckhorst is frustrated that more supporters are not there in person to cheer on his side.

Van Bronckhorst said: “I think we could play in a stadium with 300,000 people if necessary.

“I don’t know what the thought is. Of course, I would like to have a bigger stadium because more fans could watch the game.

“I don’t know, maybe it’s like they want to have a difference in all competitions. You know, the Champions League has a big stadium in Paris now, the Europa League and the Conference League have a smaller stadium.

“I think they want to keep the level difference – that’s a matter for UEFA. I really expect a good atmosphere with all the fans we have.

“I have already played there with Barcelona and also with Feyenoord in the Europa League. I think it will be a very good atmosphere in this stadium.

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