Glasgow Rangers manager Philippe Clement has hailed the performance of Nigeria international Cyriel Dessers in their thrilling 3-2 win over Real Betis, which secured the top spot in their UEFA Europa League group.
Cyriel Dessers was undoubtedly the man of the match, scoring a well-taken solo goal and providing the assist for Abdallah Sima’s opener in the 10th minute. Despite Betis equalizing twice, through Juan Miranda and Ayoze Perez, it was Rangers who emerged victorious thanks to a late strike from substitute Kemar Roofe.
The goal was Dessers’ first in the Europa League and eighth in 25 games across all competitions for Rangers. It was a crucial contribution that earned him the plaudits of his manager.
“It is an amazing evening and I am really proud of the boys,” Clement told Rangers TV after the game. “The way they stuck together and the way they were brave was fantastic.”
“Cyriel was one of the guys on the plane who I talked to with the video to improve things, and you see he is really working hard to do the things how we want the striker to play. He had a fantastic game tonight.”
Clement also praised the performances of other players, including Sam Lammers and Kemar Roofe, but it was Dessers who stole the show. His work ethic, skill, and determination were key to Rangers’ historic victory.
Dessers’ performance will undoubtedly give him a boost of confidence going into the knockout stages of the Europa League. Rangers will be hoping that he can continue to be a key player for them as they look to go far in the competition.