Football: Rangers will never get a better chance to beat us ... they have a head start Says FENERBAHCE'S KENNET ANDERSSON; CHAMPIONS LEAGUE COUNTDOWN.. Rangers v Fenerbahce.Byline: Michael BAILLIE
FENERBAHCE star Kennet Andersson Bernt Kennet Andersson (born October 6, 1967 in Eskilstuna) is a former Swedish football (soccer) player, a key member of the Swedish national team that finished third in the 1994 World Cup. He is 193 cm (6'3) and 92kg (200lbs). last night admitted his team's lack of match practice will dent their bid to end Rangers' Euro dream.
Fenerbahce's season has yet to get under way and the towering Swedish striker fears the Turkish champions could be rusty rust·y
adj. rust·i·er, rust·i·est
1. Covered with rust; corroded.
2. Consisting of or produced by rust.
3. Of a yellowish-red or brownish-red color.
4. before tomorrow night's Champions League qualifier qual·i·fi·er
1. One that qualifies, especially one that has or fulfills all appropriate qualifications, as for a position, office, or task.
Rangers Rapidly deployable airborne light infantry organized and trained to conduct highly complex joint direct action operations in coordination with or in support of other special operations units of all Services. have got four competitive games under their belt and Andersson believes that could work to Dick Advocaat Richard Advocaat (born September 27, 1947 in The Hague, Netherlands) is the Dutch coach of the Russian pro soccer team Zenit. He has served as coach of his native Dutch national football team and more recently as the chief of South Korea national football team, earning the team's side's advantage.
Two seasons ago the then Scottish champions had the formidable force of Parma blocking their way to the lucrative Champions League and a pounds 10million pay-day.
Few gave Advocaat's men a chance of seeing off the Italians but they caught Parma cold, triumphing 2-0 at Ibrox and managing to hold on in the Ennio Tardini stadium.
And Andersson is worried of history repeating "History Repeating" is the 26th episode of the ABC television series, Brothers & Sisters. The episode is also the third episode for the show's second season. It aired on Sunday October 14, 2007. itself. He said: "It's difficult to say if we are close to full strength because we have not played any competitive games yet.
"We've only had friendlies, which are not the same, so we will see. We know this will be our first real test and it will be difficult.
"That could count as a disadvantage for us because Rangers have already played in the Champions League and in their championship, while we have not played a competitive match yet."
But as he strolled through the departure lounge Noun 1. departure lounge - lounge where passengers can await departure
waiting area, waiting room, lounge - a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
departure lounge n (at airport at Glasgow Airport yesterday, Andersson did not give off the impression of a worried man.
He and his team-mates were mobbed by a small band of Fenerbahce fans as they came off their flight.
When the draw was made last month the former Perugia and Bologna Bologna (bōlô`nyä), city (1991 pop. 404,378), capital of Emilia-Romagna and of Bologna prov., N central Italy, at the foot of the Apennines and on the Aemilian Way. attacker revealed the Turkish players celebrated their pairing against Rangers.
Before getting onto the team bus, the supporters wished the Swede swede: see turnip. luck for the game but he clearly believes luck will not come into it.
He said: "We have to be confident we can get a result, otherwise we are never going to get one."
Andersson and his team-mates have already studied Rangers on tape and may believe they know what to expect.
But anyone who was at Ibrox on Saturday may class it as a video nasty video nasty
a film, usually specially made for video, that is explicitly horrific and pornographic
video nasty n → vídeo de violencia y/o porno duro
, as it was the Gers' inept display against Livingston.
But Andersson felt they witnessed Rangers on an 'off' day and expects them to come back stronger for this crucial first-leg match.
He said: "I have seen a little bit of Rangers on video and they play with a typical British style.
"They are very aggressive, run a lot and they have a lot of power in their side.
"But in the game we saw them play against Livingston they were missing some of their best players, so it is difficult to make a proper judgement.
"The fact that they did not play well has not given us any extra confidence - we get that from ourselves, not from the performance of other teams.
"But they don't have one player who impressed me above the rest. They are good players and a good team."
Andersson has played at Ibrox once before but it does not bring back happy memories.
He was part of the Swedish team which were beaten by a single goal in a qualifier for France 98.
Although the visitors dominated the game, Scotland sneaked it through John McGinlay's solitary solitary /sol·i·tary/ (sol´i-tar?e)
1. alone; separated from others.
2. living alone or in pairs only.
being the only one or ones. strike, and Andersson is hoping for a reversal of fortunes this time.
He said: "I've played at Ibrox before with Sweden but hopefully this time I will have a better result to take away."
Meanwhile, Rangers fans have been urged to get their tickets today or face missing out. The match is not being shown live on television and is expected to sell-out soon.
The ticket centre number is: 0870 600 1993.
TURKISH DELIGHT: Fernerbahce fans wait at Glasgow Airport; HEADSCRATCHER: Kennet Andersson says Rangers have more match practice