Sparta Prague sporting director Tomas Rosicky cannot wait to battle Steven Gerrard once more within the Europa League. And he predicts Rangers ‘ controversial assembly with their metropolis rivals Slavia Prague final season – which noticed defender Ondrej Kudela handed a ten-match ban for racially abusing Glen Kamara – will not have any influence on their upcoming matches in Glasgow and Prague. Rangers had been drawn in opposition to Sparta within the Europa League Group Stages, together with Lyon and Brondby. Former Arsenal playmaker Rosicky spent ten years with the Gunners and is wanting ahead to renewing acquaintances with Liverpool icon and Ibrox boss Gerrard, who he confronted a number of instances on the pitch throughout their stellar careers within the English Premier League. And he cannot wait to journey to Glasgow and expertise the noise of a packed Ibrox on a European evening. Rosicky mentioned: “The recreation in Glasgow might be in entrance of a full stadium in order that might be a superb take a look at for our gamers.
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“Everyone on the membership is wanting ahead to that match. “I performed in opposition to Steven Gerrard many instances. I bear in mind him as a superb midfielder. He was robust and did not provide you with an inch at no cost. “He could possibly be very robust, however after the match, he all the time got here and shook arms. He all the time needed to win. “He did completely all the pieces he may to do it and he generally stepped over the road, however for him, it was all the time concerning the spirit of honest play when the sport had ended. “I do not know what he’s like as a supervisor, solely as a participant. “With regards to what occurred final season with Slavia, I consider will probably be advantageous for us in Glasgow. We are right here for soccer, to not justify issues which might be fallacious.”