Ramsey: leave every ounce on the pitch

AARON RAMSEY insists Rangers will ‘leave every ounce’ of energy on the pitch on Thursday night as they prepare to face Braga in the Europa League quarter-finals.

The Light Blues host the second leg of the last eight tomorrow night as they aim to replicate their last encounter against the Portuguese ahead of backing Gers two years ago.

Speaking to the media at the pre-match press conference, Ramsey shared his experiences playing in front of home fans since joining the club in January and the expectations that come with the badge.

He said: “They were absolutely amazing; I heard the stories before I came here with what they are, and they were absolutely amazing.

“The atmosphere in the Old Firm game was amazing, it will forever be etched in my memory. Hopefully they can be with us again in the next games and help us through.

“I came here to play in these big games, it’s a huge game for us now. I hope I can play a part and have an unforgettable night.

“I came here to win and have the opportunity to play and show what I can do, but the main thing was that we are in three competitions and we want to be successful in all of them.

“We are playing the quarter-finals of the European Cup, it is huge for us to progress. For me personally I would like to go all the way and win this competition as for all players and fans – if we are all on board together and going in the same direction I am sure we can make one special event. campaign.”

The versatile midfielder has reflected on last Thursday’s game against the Portuguese side and wants to make an impact as Gers look to close the one-goal deficit tomorrow night in a bid to progress to the next stage of the tournament.

He added: “In the last game you could see that they were a very technical team and like to move the bodies forward, so we will have to improve our game again – there is no team that is easy to this stage and we’re going to have to give it our all to make sure we leave every ounce there because that’s going to be what’s needed to progress.

“They have good young players; we saw it in the last game. We have players who have a little more experience in these games, but at the end of the day we just have to focus on our game.

“Now hopefully I can play a role tomorrow and show what I can do to help the team get to the next round.”

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