Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said in his post-match interview that Maribor “had no respect for us,” as Rangers progressed to the Europa League Play-Off Round, as per BBC Sport.
Rangers drew 0-0 in Slovenia, meaning the Gers won 3-1 on aggregate as they move on to the final qualifying round, where they’ll face Russian side FC Ufa.
Rangers’ star on the night was Allan McGregor, who pulled off some incredible saves, including him keeping out a stoppage-time penalty.
That save meant that Rangers are still undefeated since Gerrard took over earlier in the summer in all competitions, with four wins and four draws under the former England captain.
Gerrard said following the match (via BBC Sport):
They had confidence, they had ego, and they are devastated. They had no respect for us, but my players have proved over two legs we are better than Maribor, and that gives me great confidence going forward. My players are giving me this so early, and they are showing they can carry out instructions having only been together for a short spell. I believe we will improve the squad with more personnel and become stronger. And as a group, we will continue to grow. When we are at Ibrox, there is a certain way of playing. But when you come to difficult places, you have to show a different side and we are doing that very well at the minute.