“My goal, both in the short and long term, is to win,” said an ambitious Philippe Clement on his presentation as the new coach of Rangers about three weeks ago.
First see and then believe, the Scottish fans must have thought. In the short term, Clement will keep his word.
6 games after his presentation, Clement managed to guide his team to 5 wins and one draw. Responsible for that draw: Sparta Prague.
The Rangers were out for revenge and got off to a scorching start. Danilo was able to take advantage of misfires at the back and easily put the 1-0 past the goalkeeper.
The Scottish public wanted more and Cantwell understood that. The winger cut inside and put the ball away in the far corner. Sheep out of the woods for the Rangers?
Not quite. Slavia Praag was able to score the tying goal after a clever attack via Haraslin. The Rangers saw another goal disallowed and survived an exciting final phase. Clement’s club thus consolidates second place in the group.
Almost perfect report for Philippe Clement:
In the Scottish competition, Clement and his team achieved a perfect score of 9 out of 9, scored 11 goals and conceded barely one goal. In the meantime, the Scottish top club also reached the final of the League Cup and a score of 4 out of 6 was achieved in the Europa League.