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Frankfurt Coach Says he is Proud of his Team

Following Eintracht Frankfurt’s victory over Rangers to win the Europa League the head coach of the club Oliver Glasner has come our to say what made his side win the trophy. The manager said his team showed what sets them apart from the rest in this season’s Europa League. Frankfurt edged Rangers 5-4 on penalties after 120 minutes of football ended 1-1.

Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner Says he has the Best Team

After a goalless first half, Super Eagles of Nigeria midfielder Joe Aribo gave Rangers the lead before Rafael Borre equalized for the Bundesliga outfit. And in the shootout, former Arsenal star who is on loan from Juventus Aaron Ramsey missed his kick while Frankfurt converted all their five kicks.

Frankfurt Coach Says He Is Proud Of His Team
Frankfurt Coach Oliver Glasner

Frankfurt became the first German side to win the title since Schalke in 1997. And reflecting on the win Glasner said on the Frankfurt website: “I’m proud of the players. We showed what it is that sets us apart from the rest in the Europa League.” He also said: “It was exactly the kind of match that we were expecting. The rangers were tough to handle, physically strong, and played a lot of long balls. In the first half, we didn’t have the cutting edge in the penalty area and lacked the intensity we needed to run into space consistently. We took our penalties well.”

Oliver Glasner concluded by saying they hadn’t specifically practiced penalty shooting in training. “The year got off to a tough start for all of us, but the players always believed in themselves and us and were always fully committed, and that proves the kind of character and mentality that they have. The team spirit developed. Everyone was always positive, even those who missed out on making it into the squad never stopped supporting the team. You need everyone to win a match like this one.” The manager is not the only person impressed with the play as their keeper Kevin Trapp, described the win as indescribable.

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