Naismith still on cloud nine
Steven Naismith admits his Champions League winner against Bursaspor was one of the highlights of his career.
Last Updated: 30/09/10 1:00pm
Steven Naismith admits his UEFA Champions League winner against Bursaspor was one of the highlights of his career.
Walter Smith's side claimed their first European victory at Ibrox in seven attempts, adding to their opening point of the campaign against Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Scotland international insists the Gers must continue with their good run ahead of back-to-back meetings with Valencia and people must not read too much into their impressive start.
The striker, who joined the club from Kilmarnock three years ago admits scoring the winner was a moment he will never forget.
"It was a great feeling," Naismith said.
"Firstly, it was good just to win the game because that was the main thing. But it was also good getting the goal myself.
"Scoring in the best competition is definitely up there. It was a good night and it's a goal I'll definitely savour."
The Scottish champions have proved tough to break down and Naismith has hailed 40-year-old David Weir for marshalling the defence.
Naismith added: "It was a big disappointment last year. We got off to a good start in Stuttgart and then it petered out and we eventually went out of Europe.
"This season we are conscious of that. We've had a lot of criticism for the formation we played but we have shown tonight that we can be attacking as well.
"Bursaspor are definitely a good team. If you commit too many bodies forward, they've got the players to hurt you. We managed to defend well first and foremost.
"David Weir was organising at the back tremendously well. When we went forward, we went forward in numbers."
Rangers sit joint top of Group C with Manchester United after picking up four points from their opening two games.
However, Naismith cautioned: "There is a long way to go. We will just go into the next game and hopefully get a result in that one and take it from there.
"We are not going to get carried away. We know how quickly games can turn."
Next up for Rangers is the visit of Valencia and Naismith added: "It's going to be another game like Manchester United.
"They are a top-class team, they are one of the best in Europe and it's one we will all need to be cautious of.
"They've got world-class players and we will defend well first of all and then hopefully create a few chances."