“Unthinkable”. This is how Pedro Caixinha had described the possibility to lose in Luxembourg, and not qualify for the next round of this season’s Europa League.
His Rangers had won 1-0 in Glasgow last week, even a draw would have been enough for them to continue in the competition, actually, even a defeat by up to one goal (as long as they scored) would have been enough, but the… unthinkable happened.
We need to apologize to our fans because they gave us support and loyalty, they don’t deserve this. I assume all the responsibility
Caixinha told Rangers TV, before describing his team’s 2-0 loss in Luxembourg as an ‘once in a lifetime’ thing.
We could not do what we were here to do – win the game. It’s something that happens once in a lifetime – it happens to us today
were the Portuguese’s words.
As for Paolo Amodio, the coach of Progres Niedercorn, he needed to… pinch himself to believe that he wasn’t having a dream after the final whistle.
I cannot believe that we won 2-0 against Rangers. It’s not possible. We made history and I can’t believe it. It’s incredible
he told BBC Scotland.