Kris Boyd has demanded that Alfredo Morelos show more respect to his Glasgow Rangers teammates following his performance against Livingston on Sunday.
The Light Blues’ three-match winning run in the Premiership was brought to an end at the Tony Macaroni Arena as they only managed a 0-0 draw, and Morelos will have been disappointed with his display overall – he managed five shots but not one of them troubled Max Stryjek in the opposition goal.
Speaking after the match, Boyd was critical of the 24-year-old. He said:
“I’m fed up with everyone telling me Alfredo Morelos is back scoring goals.
“He has been back scoring goals but his all-round play and everything else is not good enough.
“Coming here today, he’s got a young boy coming on for him in Itten and he goes off in a mood.
“Listen, I get the fact you’re not happy being taken off but you’ve got to show respect to your teammates.
“The guy is coming on here for an opportunity to go and get a winning goal. Go and give him words of wisdom and try and push him on.”
Boyd is correct – Steven Gerrard and the ‘Gers need more from their star striker. His future remains up in the air, with him reportedly having agreed terms with Ligue 1 side Lille, but at the moment he still plays for the 54-time Scottish champions.
Will Morelos still be at Rangers by the end of the transfer window?
Previous reports have suggested that the ‘Gers want £20m for Morelos, but displays like this will do little to convince other clubs that he is worth so much, and his attitude when leaving the pitch will not help either – he walked off at the nearest point upon being substituted rather than speaking with team-mate Cedric Itten, who came on in his place (as per Daily Record).
Until he leaves the club, he must give his all and must not forget how the ‘Gers have given him the opportunity to be in contention to a switch to one of Europe’s top five leagues, having taken a £1.08m punt on him from HJK Helsinki three years ago.
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