- Rangers fall to PSV, ending their hopes of a return to the Champions League group stage.
- Ismael Saibari and Luuk de Jong were standout performers for PSV.
- Despite a goal from James Tavernier, Rangers couldn’t muster a comeback.
- Rangers will now set their sights on the Europa League.
- Manager Michael Beale and captain James Tavernier express their disappointment, while Kris Boyd offers a critical take on Rangers’ performance.
Eindhoven Extinguishes Rangers’ European Dreams
In a crushing defeat, Rangers’ aspirations of a swift return to the Champions League group stage were dashed by PSV Eindhoven. Ismael Saibari and Luuk de Jong were particularly instrumental in PSV’s win, putting on a display that the Ibrox side struggled to counter.
James Tavernier managed to get one back for Rangers, but hopes were short-lived as PSV’s fierce offensive only intensified.
This defeat means Rangers will pivot their focus to the Europa League group stage, marking their first appearance since their 2022 final loss in Seville.
Rangers’ Response and Boyd’s Brutal Assessment
Post-match, Rangers’ manager Michael Beale expressed disappointment, highlighting their inability to handle the threats posed by Saibari and De Jong.
Rangers captain James Tavernier echoed Beale’s sentiments and emphasized the need to recover swiftly for the upcoming Old Firm game against Celtic.
Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd, however, was unsparing in his critique. Noting a clear difference in class, he dismissed excuses, highlighting how Rangers had previously won against PSV in Eindhoven.