Everything Borna Barisic said when he met the media at the Rangers Europa League media day.

Borna, congratulations on reaching the Europa League final, you must be buzzing?

Yes, thank you. I am completely buzzing! I am really happy, this was probably the happiest day in my Rangers career so far. I’m excited to go to the final. So yes, I am very pleased.

You have come back from setbacks to show top form, you’ve played in massive games for Croatia and Rangers but where does this rank for you in your career?

The final? Probably first place! I played for Croatia against France and Portugal but in terms of importance, it’s probably this one. The biggest, certainly the biggest in my career.

A free-kick, Borna Barisic left-footer, have you allowed yourself to dream of winning?

Yes, yes! I don’t daydream but, of course, then I go to sleep and I dream of lifting the trophy or a goal or assist. But it’s hard because everything is so busy around the final and we have to see. I have to concentrate but I can not say I haven’t been doing that!

Your Rangers career this season there has had massive highs and moments where the team hasn’t done so well, is this now the biggest week in your time here?

I would say yes. Two big cup finals so I would say yes! In terms of me, (it's been) up and down this season. There are some reasons, I know, maybe some people know but they are not coincidences. But the good thing was in that moment I knew why it was happening. I’ll not tell you but the good thing was I knew what this club was like and I knew that if you are not 100 percent then you can’t play here. In that moment when I didn’t play, I trained so hard every day, I made sure I was taking care of my body. I knew even why I didn’t play in that two months I said to myself I want just one game to try and help the team. That was my aim. When I look back on how I played and how I was thinking, when I came back in, it is amazing what I achieved. But it’s no coincidence, it’s hard work and dedication, good team play and I am very happy because I am now back in my top form and enjoying it.

This interview was first featured on the Four Lads Had A Dream blog which you can visit here.