Rangers fans were waxing lyrical over Borna Barisic on Twitter following his performance for the Bears against Feyenoord on Thursday night.
SG: Borna was outstanding last night, he is the Croatian left-back and he is used to these high-pressure games. He is very highly respected by the staff and in the dressing room.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 20, 2019
The Croatia international left-back was one of the four players to have come into the side following their victory over Livingston in the Scottish Premiership last weekend and it would seem he did not disappoint.
Steven Gerrard was full of praise for the defender in his press conference on Friday and revealed he felt he was outstanding and is highly respected by everyone at Ibrox (via Twitter).
Indeed, his match statistics would also appear to suggest the 26-year-old was influential on the pitch and played a big role in ensuring Rangers started their Europa League group stage in positive fashion.
According to WhoScored, Barisic managed to contribute with three key passes and one completed dribble, as he provided Sheyi Ojo with assist for the only goal of the game.
Defensively, the Croatian was sound as well, as he managed to win one aerial duel, make three tackles, complete three interceptions and two clearances as he achieved a match rating of 8.03.
Rangers News were full of praise for the left-back as well, as they handed him a seven and stated: “The Croatian international was back in the side and played a part in Ojo’s strike, winning a 50/50 which fell for the Liverpool loanee. Some of his deliveries were fantastic and if Rangers can get this sort of performance from Brisic most weeks then he has a good future at the club.”
It would appear fans were just as impressed with the defender’s contribution at Ibrox on Thursday as well, with many sharing their superlatives regarding his performance.
Here are just some of their reactions…
Hello Borna Barisic. Nice to finally meet you!
— Alexander Staff (@strider80) September 19, 2019
Big Borna Barisic is playing for the badge tonight and shown us all why he’s a regular for the Croatian national team, outstanding performance.
— LewisMcinnes (@LewisM93_) September 19, 2019
Borna Barisic finally arrived as a Rangers player tonight!
Confidence to get the ball and take it forward
Let’s hope he gets a run of games now and shows the form we all know he’s capable of
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) September 19, 2019
That’s the Barisic we want to see.
Bit of fight in him
— Chris McLaughlin (@Chr1sMcLaughlin) September 19, 2019
Special mention to Borna Barisic who was outstanding, has to keep that level up now
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) September 19, 2019
Delighted with that… I was impressed with Rangers without the ball tonight. Barisic and Helander fine at the back; Jack very good in midfield and Alfredo bullied the no.32 all night. Nice goal from Ojo too.
— Jamie (@jamiecurrie89) September 19, 2019
that’s the best I’ve seen barisic play
— Victoria Edwards (@vic_72x) September 19, 2019
Barisic and Helander…. welcome to the party. Unreal performances from those two. What a night great result
— Jenni C (@JE51CON) September 19, 2019
Ryan Jack outstanding.
Alfredo Morelos unplayable.
Filip Helander wow
Steven Davis magnificent
Borna Barisic superb
— Ninj. (@NinjaMan54) September 19, 2019
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