Former Rangers midfielder Kevin Thomson has revealed that he is still upset at the Gers losing the 2008 UEFA Cup Final to Zenit, and that he believes that the players let the supporters.
Around 200,000 Light Blues fans were in Manchester for the final, and were left disappointed when an Andrey Arshavin inspired Zenit eased to a 2-0 victory, thanks to goals from Igor Denisov and Konstantin Zyryanov.
Thomson, who played the entirety of the final, which was played at the City of Manchester stadium, made the revelations during a Twitter Q&A session at the official Rangers Youth Development Twitter account.
“I am still a bit gutted about it. Fans say we never let them down but I felt we did. I was a winner when I was here and when we got beat there was no consolation. Zenit were a slick outfit though,” the 33-year-old said.
I am still a bit gutted about it. Fans say we never let them down but I felt we did. I was a winner when I was here and when we got beat there was no consolation. Zenit were a slick outfit though https://t.co/qjfV5AMwjn
— Rangers Youth DC (@rfc_rydc) February 15, 2018
Thompson, who joined the Gers in 2007 from Hibernian for a fee of £2million, played 109 times for the Light Blues in his four years at the club, and was a mainstay of the side that reached the UEFA Cup Final.
The player left Ibrox to join Middlesborough but injury problems ruined his time in England, and his only managed to play 50 games in his time at the Riverside Stadium.
He then returned to Scotland, and had spells at Hibernian and Dundee before injuries forced him to retire.
Thomson has now returned to Ibrox where he is currently a youth coach and he also runs his own football academy.
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