Morelos axed – what happens now is up to him

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 21: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers reacts during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Standard Liege and Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on October 21, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We’ve seen a bit in the press about Alfredo Morelos, and his rather poor cameo the other night then complete axe from the Coffee Men when they were losing so badly again to Ecuador.

And yes, on the face of it, that he was completely overlooked even as a sub in the 6-1 drubbing isn’t a good sign.

Morelos’ issue is his attitude. He’s picked and chosen what matches to excel in at Ibrox, and 2020 has mostly seen abominable displays from him.

It wasn’t until a few recent UEL matches where Morelos started to show what a player he can be when he puts his mind to it, and it looks like Carlos Queiroz isn’t convinced by that selective approach yet.

Morelos has never been shy about talking about the importance of playing for his country, but it’s not something that is translating to his national team boss at all.

Some other outlets asked if his career with the South American giants was already a busted flush, and the problem Morelos has is he’s the only one who can turn his career around.

He shows us now and then what a world class striker he is, then contradicts it with a shoddy and clumsy display against whoever.

He’s also notably struggled to produce any real form for his country despite now having 10 caps including friendlies – look at the difference with his Rangers team mate Borna Barisic.

He has 15 caps including friendlies but he’s delivered at that level from the start with a level of professionalism and quality that’s made him a first pick, even if he’s been rotating a little of late with Lille’s Bradaric.

But Morelos? Just hasn’t done it even though he’s shown in the UEL that he can.

Both his club and international career are his to dictate.

If he grows up, shows the maturity on the pitch with attitude that he mostly does off it, then he will start to reassure both club and country that he’s the real deal.

But it’s up to him. He can’t blame anyone else.

Over to you Freddo.

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  1. The problem with Morelos is that HE will see that he is not getting games because players playing in bigger leagues are selected in front of him. This will of course only encourage the notion that he must leave. What he probably won’t recognise is that to get to the big leagues he’ll need to buck his ideas up put in the effort. If he does then we can still be winners but I suspect the really big money has gone. Please please please prove me wrong.

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