Alfredo Morelos hopes to make his debut for the Colombia national team during the current international break, and the Rangers player may even be able to do so alongside Radamel Falcao.
Steven Gerrard continuing to count on Morelos has helped his progression and status and he’s in the national squad for the matches against Venezuela and Argentina.
The 22 year old isn’t so widely known in his own country because he left in 2016 before really making a name for himself. A brave and risky move to Finnish football with HJK followed and he did well enough to get a move to Ibrox in 2017.
Colombia’s El Tiempo have a feature on the ‘humble’ young striker, explaining his career path for a local audience, and they’ve got some words from the Rangers player himself: “It’s a nice opportunity. I have dreamed of this. The sacrifice that I have had these years has been important. I must make the most of it: I’m going to sweat for my team’s jersey.”
Determined to impress those in charge of the national team and the interim coach Arturo Reyes, Morelos will give everything he has if given the opportunity, and added: “I have always had a positive mentality, since I left Medellin I knew that I was going to a very different country in climate, language, environment. I had the mindset to do things well. I scored many goals.
“That took me to Rangers, where I had a nice season last year, this year I started well. The new manager (Steven Gerrard) has given me the opportunity to continue as a starter. Now I have to show it in the national team.”
Morelos doing well for Colombia and staying in the squad would see his value rise further, a boost for Rangers when the time comes for the Scottish Premiership club to say goodbye.