John Lundstram: Rangers Cup double would make up for Celtic title win
The 28-year-old Gers midfielder scored the decisive goal in the 3-1 win over RB Leipzig at Ibrox on Thursday night to take the Light Blues through to the Sevilla final against Barcelona. ‘Eintracht Frankfurt on a total of 3-2.
Three days after the May 18 final in Spain, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side face Hearts in the Scottish Cup final, but by then, barring the most unlikely collapse, Celtic will be champions.
However, ahead of the league game against Dundee United at Ibrox on Sunday, when asked if a cup double would make up for losing the title, Lundstram said: “I think it will.
“I think if you ask any fan, any player, if we’re going to win both, which is everyone’s ambition, of course that will make up for it. You want to go as far as at the end in both.
“Obviously they’re two tough games, but there’s no reason why we can’t go on and do both.
“But we are under no illusions. They (Eintracht Frankfurt) have just beaten West Ham in two legs, they have beaten them twice and West Ham are a great team, I know that myself.
“So they’re going to be a very tough test for us, but we’re a good team as well, so let’s see.”
In what was the biggest game at Ibrox in 50 years – since Rangers beat Bayern Munich 2-0 in the European Cup Winners’ Cup second leg before lifting the trophy – Lundstram’s winner against RB Leipzig had the stadium in shambles as they won the Ibrox club’s first European final in 14 years.
The former Sheffield United player, who joined Rangers last July, said: “Honestly, time stood still for two or three seconds and then it clicked and I was off to celebrate and the emotion took over.
“It was a special moment for me. It was absolutely huge.
“It doesn’t feel real to say we are in the Europa League final. I know what an achievement that is.”