Stevie slams Alfie, then implies he might stay

Stevie slams Alfie, then implies he might stay
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 09: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers FC celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on August 09, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Following Rangers’ demolition of the Imps yesterday, Steven Gerrard was asked about Alfredo Morelos. Much has been made of the fact he said we can’t compare the Colombian to Ally McCoist (over the goalscoring record), but we take it differently.

Just after Morelos scores a brace to break a club goal record, Gerrard’s first response was the following:

“I’m sure Ally McCoist watching that will be very happy. But there’s a big difference between Alfredo Morelos and Ally McCoist and it’s that Ally McCoist won trophies here. He was successful here so we can’t talk about those two players in the same breath – not yet.”

This is scathing of the Colombian. Gerrard slammed the McCoist comparisons, even though McCoist’s trophy success is irrelevant to the record itself, and put Morelos in his place.

It’s evident Gerrard just isn’t happy any more with his star striker, and isn’t shy about saying so.

A different phrasing such as ‘McCoist will be proud and when Morelos hits the trophies as well it’ll be the cherry on the cake for him’ would have been much kinder, supportive, and more like what a manager who believes his player actually wants to be there would say.

But this was not generous. This was huge praise of Ally while dismissing Morelos and stating he’s not worthy. Not yet.

It was a major rebuke of Morelos, a major ‘putting him in his place’ moment, and frankly the Colombian deserves it.

Goals are worthless now in truth – he’s shown, in attitude, that he’s not interested in playing for this club, and while he can still do the business on the pitch, and where Stevie did let up a little by suggesting today the Colombian’s attitude has improved, he looks happier and he might even have a future now at Ibrox, that feels like a bit of a stab in the dark.

The Morelos circus rumbles on.

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  1. I dont think the Buff is going anywhere,him and Stevie have made up,hes been tought a lesson not to fuck about or your out, so its lets get on with the job in hand-scoring goals,another 2 against hibs would be nice

  2. Come on, you can’t compare ally’s record to morelos. Alight you can only score against the teams you are up against but mccoist wasn’t playing in 4 qualifying rounds for the second tournament in Europe against teams t like last night.

    • Yeah i have to agree sadly morelos couldn’t lace super ally’s boots when it comes to putting the ball in the back of the net

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