The temperature will top 30C when captain James Tavernier leads the Scottish side in front of 44,000 spectators at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium, with many more watching in Spain and Scotland.
Van Bronckhorst will find a special message to send his side against Eintracht Frankfurt to win the club’s first European title in half a century and admits his last-minute instructions could come from the heart.
“I always have a few final words,” said the Rangers coach. “Sometimes the moment matters. I am a coach who always trusts his feelings and gut feelings. That can be in meetings or on the pitch or just before a game.” ,” he said.
“I think the players will know how important this game is, but it’s always good to prepare them for whatever comes and give them an extra percentage of motivation. But really, I don’t think this team needs more motivation needs than we.” feeling now.”
Van Bronckhorst insists Rangers will play to win against Eintracht Frankfurt – the third German side they have faced in the Europa League this season after eliminating both Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig in the preliminary rounds .
“It’s about finding the right balance,” he said. “It won’t be like the first leg [against Leipzig]. It will be like the game at home.
“We have to play to our strengths and we have the best chance of winning this final.”
The rangers were followed by a crowd of supporters spread across Seville and southern Spain. Only a lucky few make it into the ground as part of the allocation of 9,000 and additional seats in the fans’ neutral zone. Those who do so are expected to bring an Ibrox vibe to Andalucia, complementing van Bronckhorst’s motivational message.
“That will be a factor because our fans support us really well,” the manager said of the support at the stadium. “Ibrox is a huge factor. In the games we’ve played in Europe this season, we knew we could get a good result away and bring it back to Ibrox where we’re able to win against any team.
“Of course the final is different. It’s just one game, not at Ibrox but in Seville. We’ll both feel that. It’s different, but you’ll still hear a lot from our fans.”
“Our performances can be good too, so I think we’ll be ready to play like we always do and make sure we give it our all to make sure we win.”
While van Bronckhorst will keep his team plans pushed by Kemar Roofe and his motivational message ahead of the Frankfurt clash under wraps, midfielder Ryan Jack has given an insight into the manager’s inspiration ahead of the team’s departure for Spain.
“He told us that as a team, club and staff we have a chance to change the ‘1’ on the wall to a ‘2’,” Jack said. “You don’t need more motivation than to go there and try to make history and be remembered at the club for a long time.”
https://www.scotsman.com/sport/football/rangers/feeling-and-gut-rangers-giovanni-van-bronckhorst-ready-to-deliver-biggest-team-talk-of-his-career-3698182 ‘Feel and gut’: Rangers’ Giovanni van Bronckhorst is ready to have the biggest team talk of his career