The Ibrox boss had been hopeful of a win against a team who are struggling near the bottom of the Norwegian league.
Both teams will meet again in the return leg at Ibrox in a fortnight’s time and Le Guen believes Rangers will successfully come through the first-round tie. “I am not totally satisfied because I wanted to win the game and we drew but I hope it’s not a bad result for us,” he said. “We must be aware that it will be a difficult next game but we are still optimistic.”
Barry Ferguson, Lee Martin and Thomas Buffel were drafted into the starting line-up following Saturday’s 4-0 win over Falkirk, replacing Jeremy Clement, Chris Burke and Dado Prso.
Le Guen admitted a gruelling schedule prompted the full use of the players at his disposal.
“I have confidence in my whole squad. I rely on every player,” he said.
Goalkeeper Allan McGregor made his European debut in place of injured first choice Lionel Letizi and Le Guen said: “He did well. I said yesterday that I have confidence in him”.
Molde manager Arild Stavrum believes there is still a chance of his team causing an upset at Ibrox after such a spirited display at the Aker Stadium.
: Larsen, Andreasson, Kallio, Berg Hestad, Hoseth, Ohr, Rudi, Rindaroy (Strand3 71), Grande, Mavric, Konate (Diouf 82).
: McGregor, Smith, Svensson, Rodriguez, Bardsley, Martin, Ferguson (Clement 76), Hemdani, Sionko (Prso 65), Buffel (Burke 67), Kris Boyd.
: Jacek Granat (Poland).