A number of Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to laud Filip Helander’s performance as the Gers booked their place in the Europa League group-stages on another famous night at Ibrox.
It appeared that Steven Gerrard’s side had been handed an incredibly difficult tie. And the fans’ nerves would not have been helped by the Light Blues going into half-time still level at 0-0 with Galatasaray.
However, Rangers turned on the style in the second-half. Scott Arfield broke the deadlock after a brilliantly-worked move. And James Tavernier doubled the lead just before the hour.
The timing of the goals was particularly crucial as they came just after a massive moment involving Helander.
He made an outstanding challenge to deny Sofiane Feghouli two minutes before Arfield swept the ball home with the outside of his foot.
Helander has not always escaped criticism in the past. But there is no question that he has produced a number of colossal performances when Rangers have really needed him and Connor Goldson to step up.
Unsurprisingly therefore, plenty of fans took to Twitter to laud the Swede. Many felt that it was one of his best displays for the Gers. And they suggested that he is quickly becoming a player that Gerrard cannot afford to leave out.
Here is how some of the fans reacted to Helander’s performance in the win…
Don’t think we should underestimate how good Helander has been recently. Just an absolute peach of a centre half.
— adamski152 (@adamski152) October 1, 2020
So far big helander has been an absolute monster tonight 😬💙👌
— Kris (@Hitman3981Kris) October 1, 2020
Flawless performance by big Helander here
— Nicky Irvine (@NickyIrvine88) October 1, 2020
Helander has been absolutely solid tonight!
— Kieran Grant (@KieranGrant1193) October 1, 2020
Helander is the best CB in the league. Won’t be told otherwise
— J (@72__J) October 1, 2020
Filip Helander phenomenal tonight.
— Steve (@steve__72) October 1, 2020
Helander just keeps getting better. Always aware, reads everything, great in the air and seems to be twice as quick as he was before his injury last year.
— Carl Mansfield (@carlwmansfield) October 1, 2020
Goldson and helander 🧱👏🏻 exceptional.
— Mikey Thomson (@MikeyThomson173) October 1, 2020