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'Special'... Marco Negri sends message to Rangers ahead of facing Napoli tonight
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'Special'... Marco Negri sends message to Rangers ahead of facing Napoli tonight

Ibrox will harness a special atmosphere when Glasgow Rangers take on Napoli in the Champions League tonight.

Former Gers striker Marco Negri has said that Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men will be a ‘wounded animal’ which can hurt their Italian opponents tonight.

Speaking to TMW, Negri said that Napoli need to be wary tonight, despite beating Liverpool 4-1 in the first round of matches last week.

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Ibrox can help Rangers beat Napoli

He said: “The Champions League has been missing at Rangers for a long time. It has been a long wait. After 10 years of ups and downs, the club has returned to the highest level and has managed to re-enter the best clubs in Europe.

“Napoli must know it; the 50 thousand Scottish fans will be heard loudly, especially given the difficult moment experienced by Rangers at the start of the season.

“After the preliminary round with PSV, they have exhausted their nervous energy a little, but against Napoli everything will be different. They will trigger the motivations of the Rangers to the maximum.

“And then the Champions League nights at Ibrox are different, they are special. At home, the club has built its path to the final of the last Europa League. Napoli will find in front of a wounded Rangers, but still a very dangerous animal.

When asked which is better, Ibrox or the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium is better, he said: “Very difficult to say! They are two stadiums that affect the morale of the players. When I took the field there, I felt a different energy flowing.”

It will certainly be a special night at Ibrox and Rangers fans in attendance will be hoping that their side can get the result to match.

They need one after a heavy loss against Ajax last time out, or Van Bronckhorst’s men will really find themselves on the back foot in the group.

The game has been delayed by 24 hours due to the death of Queen Elizabeth II and it could be one which helps kickstart Rangers’ season.

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