Eintracht Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner says his team are relaxed and ready as they prepare to face Rangers in the Europa League final in Seville on Wednesday (Frankfurt 5/4, Draw 9/4, Rangers 2/1 – Match Result).
Over 150,000 fans have made their way to the southwest of Spain, with the final set to take place at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Seville.
Both Frankfurt (4/6 to lift the trophy) and Rangers have defied the odds to reach this stage of the competition, with the Germans beating the likes of Real Betis, Barcelona and West Ham so far.
Glasner’s side are unbeaten in the competition, but they know they will need to be wary of Rangers (3/5 to win – double chance), who have already dumped out Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.
Glasner has likened Rangers to both the Hammers and Barcelona, but he says his team are fully prepared for battle.
He told reporters: “We have analysed Rangers, and they are a mixture of West Ham and Barcelona, and you can see the Dutch influence, the way they play, the way they play in triangles.
“They also have the British mentality, so we need to have a top performance tomorrow. We are ready and in great shape.
“We will play with lots of enthusiasm and the whole of Europe is looking forward to this match. I am very proud of my players and what they have achieved in the last two months.
“Everything has been fine so far, training has been very good, we are concentrated, focused but we are also relaxed. I am relaxed and really excited about tomorrow.”
Frankfurt will have to play without Martin Hinteregger, while Evan Ndicka is a doubt due to a muscle injury. Diant Ramaj, Jesper Lindstrom and Danny da Costa will definitely play no part in the contest, while the same can be said for Rangers pair Filip Helander and Alfredo Morelos.