Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has called for the Ibrox crowd to lift the side in the second leg of their Champions League tie against Malmo. The Scottish side dominated the first half but could not convert their chance. Malmo came out after half-time scoring two quick goals to stun Rangers. Steven Davis gave the visitors some hope for the second leg when he scored with the last kick of the game.
“I’m disappointed with the result and the couple of goals we’ve conceded. But there’s been a big moment at the end of that game which is has gone in our favor. It’s a big moment and sets things up for next week.” Steven Gerrard said after his Rangers side lost to Malmo. “It’s not the position we wanted to be in, but it’s better than going in [to the second leg] at 2-0, and we were also on the verge of maybe going even worse as well. Injury time was very big for us, but over the 90 minutes, it hasn’t been enough.”
“We’ll have to go up a level individually and collectively next week and I’m going to call on the Ibrox crowd. I’ve never done it before, but we’re going to need them for the full 90 minutes in full voice,” he added. ”With that behind us and the mentality change behind us, it could be a big moment. I’m running out of plaudits for Davo [Steven Davis], he is someone who doesn’t give up and keeps going until the end and he’s provided a really big moment that’s given us an important lifeline going into next week.”