Speaking to press ahead of RB Leipzig’s Europa League game against Rangers on Thursday, head coach Domenico Tedesco praised the playing style of the Scottish side.
“Rangers are, similarly to Atalanta or more recently Union Berlin, a robust, physical side who defend with a man-marking system,” said Tedesco. “Generally speaking, Scottish football has more individual duels.
“If you let Rangers play, they can beat any opponent with their physicality. That’s proven in their recent results, where they defeated Borussia Dortmund and Braga, and not just by slim margins.”
On Rangers’ attack, Tedesco added: “They have a lot of quality in their ranks. In the last game, Joe Aribo did a great job and showed that they can always be dangerous. They bring a lot of speed in their game and dominate the half spaces just like a real top team.”