Giovanni van Bronchhorst believes his players will be ready for Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against the Hearts following the Europa League disappointment.
The Light Blues suffered physical and emotional devastation after losing 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out near Eintracht Frankfurt in Seville on Wednesday night.
The situation looked good for Gers when Joe Aribo scored in the 57th minute, but Colombian striker Rafael Bore equalized in the 68th minute to send the game into overtime.
Then came the penalty shootout, with substitute Aaron Ramsay saving a penalty from Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp, the hero of the night after saving from Ryan Kent at the end of extra time.
Gers captain James Tavernier scored from substitutes Steven Davis, Scott Arfield and Kemar Roof, while Christopher Lenz scored from the penalty spot for Hurstick, Daisy Kamada, Philip Kostic and Bore Frankfurt, all of whom scored at the end of the Rangers match. Celebrated. The season has been judged at Hampden Park and another chance to win the silverware.
Van Burnhurst said: “Of course it will not be easy to prepare them because it is emotional.
“It simply came to our notice then. Last night was our biggest game of the year but we have to play on Saturday.
“We’re back today with just one day of preparation. It won’t be easy but we can do it. We will be ready for Saturday and try to finish the season with the trophy.”
The former Netherlands captain was satisfied with the performance of his players in 120 minutes in Spain and reaching their first final in 14 years.
He says: “Of course it was a huge disappointment.
“If you lose a grand final in Europe, it will hurt.
“But I can’t complain about what my players gave last night and the night before, but in the end it was a really close game, it went down on penalties and we lost. They give 100 percent and that’s all you can ask for as a coach. “