Steven Gerrard has been enjoying a god-like treatment since he led Rangers to win this season’s Scottish Premiership with 6 games to go before the season officially ends.
Besides winning the Scottish Premiership without losing any game, Steven Gerrard and his boys have been having a smooth season in the Europa league. They are yet to drop a point in the European competition.
On March 11, 2021, Rangers football club faced Slavia Prague in the first leg of the Europa League round of 16. The Scottish club drew 1-1 with Slavia Prague, a club that stunned Leicester City out of the Europa League round of 32.
Slavia Prague will visit Rangers in Scotland on March 18, 2021, to play the second leg of the Europa League round of 16. If Rangers manage to draw 0-0 or win against the club from the Czech Republic, they will scale through to the next level of the competition.
Ahead of the return leg at Ibrox Stadium, Steven Gerrard said Rangers have been dreaming of winning the Europa League since the Scottish club qualified for the European competition. He however noted that the performance of his team at Ibrox Stadium on Thursday would determine how far the Scottish side would go in the European competition.
Steven Gerrard said: “100 percent we’ll dream. We’ve been dreaming since we qualified. There’s no harm in dreaming.
“But at the same time, you’ve got to have respect for the opposition. You’ve got to realize the challenge and what’s coming up against you.
“This is a side who have gone away to a Premier League team and won comfortably, so in no way can we get carried away.
“It’s always nice to dream but we probably have to find our biggest performance of the season at Ibrox to get this done.”
Slavia Prague are not just doing well in the Europa League, they are currently dominating Czech First League. They are topping the league with 58 points in 22 games, 11 points away from second-placed Sparta Prague.
While acknowledging the form of Slavia Prague, Steven Gerrard said: “they are a really good team, a really powerful team. They are effective, they play vertically. We knew they weren’t going to kill us from a technical point of view. But we knew we would have to match them physically in terms of their running power.
“We managed to do that after the opening stages of the game. But in no way in this game over or are we in any way, shape, or form favorites.
“I think this tie sits 50-50 and it’s a really exciting match to look forward to at Ibrox.”