Dessers Thrilled To Get Off The Mark

CYRIEL DESSERS was thrilled to get off the mark as a Ranger with what proved to be the decisive goal as the Light Blues defeated Servette 2-1.

Gers will now travel to Geneva on Tuesday with the advantage in this Champions League qualifying tie, and Dessers reflected on what was a massive personal moment for him.

He told RangersTV: "That moment was unbelievable. Of course, you dream of scoring at Ibrox in front of this crowd, and to feel the emotion it's amazing and it is an amazing feeling.

"I am happy that it was an important goal that we got the win out of.

"Saturday was a tough loss, but that didn't make us a bad team suddenly. We know what our qualities are and we wanted to show it in front of our own crowd and get a good start and get the energy and get the energy in the stadium as well.

"We got it - the fans were amazing today, especially in the first half Ibrox was on fire and that was a nice feeling."

Looking back on tonight as a whole and ahead to the second leg, he continued: "I think we played a good game, especially in the first half. Of course, you want to score more but football is like that sometimes.

"This will keep us on our toes for next week - it will be a hard game , but I think that is good and I think we need that.

"We are still growing as a team so this will be a new step we have to make.

"In European qualifiers, you don't get anything for free so we will have to fight for it and we know it will be a tough game, but we will be ready for it."

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