In a previous entry we discussed our disagreement over Alfredo Morelos winning POTY.
The Colombian scooped both awards, club and player, and while we debated the fans’ choice last time, we do take a lot more seriously what the players themselves think.
Remember, the club POTY award is voted for by his fellow Rangers players, and if anyone has any right to have their opinion heard with a touch of gravity, it’s the guys they work alongside.
No one knows better how much Morelos gives to the team than his colleagues – the fans may love him (more or less) as a kind of cult figure on top of his evident goals, assists and on-pitch work, but it’s what his fellow pros, his teammates think that truly matters.
And if Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Allan McGregor and the rest of them gave it to Alfredo, that is an opinion we can and must take seriously.
This is not us saying Morelos is a rubbish player and doesn’t deserve recognition – our case has been the fact he’s let us down so many times, on top of his flagrant selfishness and obvious frustrations – fans frequently tear our hair out over him, despite all the good he frequently does.
And that’s why we were so curious to see him win both awards – but we’re never so arrogant to think our view matters more than the players who work with him every day.
No one can judge Alfredo Morelos better than the guys he works around – they know him inside out, what he brings, what he gives, and the character of him.
And if they believe he is a worthy winner, while we personally have reservations, we bow to the opinions of those who have a much better clue than we do.