MALMO captain Anders Christiansen attacked the Swedish football bosses ahead of their trip to Ibrox for their tough schedule and admits they are shaken after failing to score in a game for the first time in 32 games.

The Rangers face a tough duel in a Champions League showdown against Malmo on Tuesday after Steven Gerrard’s side lost two games in a row for the first time since March 2020 when they were defeated at Hearts and at home by Hamilton Accies had.


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But Malmö’s preparation was far from ideal after surprisingly goalless in Halmstad – it was the first time in 32 games since September last year that they failed to score.

And skipper Christiansen assumes that they were hindered because of the Swedish football authorities.

He emphasized: “I don’t know if the people who play football here actually want Swedish teams in Europe.

“It’s just weird that we couldn’t have played on Friday evening or earlier in the day on Saturday. It was also our third away game in a row in the league.

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“If you want Swedish teams to get ahead in Europe, you have to help them.

“Look at Denmark, they allowed FC Midtjylland to play on a Friday night instead. They help their teams.

“I can tell you that if you play every three days there is a big difference between having an extra day off. Doing four days between games is better for your body and you will recover faster.

“When you travel to the games by planes and buses, every hour counts.

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“We lost two points and that’s disappointing, but our energy has suffered.”

While Steven Gerrard says the Rangers will learn some “home truths” after their loss to Dundee United.

He said: “Not good enough from my point of view. I’m not sure if we deserve to lose the game over the course of 90 minutes. But you always put yourself in that position if you don’t score away from home.” from home.


“The quality we created today wasn’t enough and while the game is 0-0 you run the risk. If you do a few things wrong, this goal can come.”

“The result and the performance are up to me and my team and we have to accept that pretty quickly.

“I have faith and confidence in my attacking players that they can go anywhere and score goals, but then they are at their best.

“We show quality and force a breakthrough in places like this.

“It is thanks to Dundee United that they defended really well, so if we can’t do enough and don’t create clear chances, it’s up to us.”

“When you have a setback, this is a chance to sit back and give some home truths to some people.”

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