Rangers 18-year-old makes honest admission before semi-final showdown v Celtic
By Matt Bullin
Rangers and Malta Under-21 defender Myles Beerman has admitted that Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final v Celtic will be the biggest match of his career so far.
Rangers travel to Hampden Park this Sunday to take on the Scottish champions in what will be the fifth meeting between the sides this season.
It is also a repeat of last season, which saw the sides meet at the semi-final stage, when the Gers pulled off a shock victory – beating the Hoops on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Despite only being 18 Beerman has played 90 minutes in Rangers’ last three Scottish Premiership matches as Pedro Caixinha’s side are suffering with injuries.
Beerman has impressed in all three matches at left-back and has contributed to three clean sheets as his side drew 0-0 with Kilmarnock, and beat Aberdeen and Partick Thistle 3-0 and 2-0 respectively.
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Speaking to the Times of Malta, Beerman was under no illusion about how significant Sunday’s Old Firm derby was.
He said: “Facing Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final will be the biggest match I have ever been involved in, no doubt about that.
“But at the same time I’m trying not get carried away too much by the occasion. At the end of the day it’s a game of football and I just need to focus and concentrate all week.
“It’s up to the manager to decide if I will be involved or not but if I do play a part it will be something really special.”
Beerman has represented Malta at several age groups and has two caps for the Under-21s, but he is yet to earn a senior cap.
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