February 26, 2021

Want-away Rangers striker Morelos slammed for ‘appalling’ and ‘disgraceful’ attitude

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The Colombia international is reportedly looking to force his way out of his current side, who are topping the table in Scotland at present

Kris Boyd has slammed Rangers star Alfredo Morelos, calling the want-away striker’s attitude “disgraceful” and “appalling.”

Morelos was left out of his side’s match against Kilmarnock on Saturday after having reportedly handed in a transfer request.  After the match Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard admitted that he dropped the Colombian due to his mind being elsewhere.

“I’ve picked the players that looked focused,” Gerrard told Sky Sports News. “I said last week he’d had his head turned. I’m going to pick the players that are hungry and want to be here.”

Morelos has had no shortage of suitors after scoring 29 goals in all competitions last term, with Ligue 1 outfit Lille reportedly keen on a move for the 24-year-old. 

Speaking on the Sky Sports Scottish Football Podcast, former Rangers striker Boyd has expressed his displeasure with Morelos, who had reacted angrily as he was replaced in a scoreless draw against Livingston the weekend prior.

“It is one of those things that is really starting to annoy me now,” Boyd said. “We have said for a number of months now that Alfredo Morelos, when he is playing well, he can be a handful.

“The other side of this is when he is not playing, he can be a hindrance. It was after the Livingston game, there was a little glimpse of it against St Johnstone in the midweek fixture that his attitude coming off the pitch was not good enough and I felt the exact same at Livingston.

“I think his attitude has been disgraceful the last few weeks and for me personally, top players when they get a move work harder, they show their qualities and that has not been the case with Morelos.

“I know the Lille saga keeps on rolling on, but it is going to have to be dealt with because the sooner Morelos is out the building, the better because he is going to be more of a hindrance now because his attitude over the last few weeks has been nothing short of appalling.”

Rangers, who are top of the table after five matches, are back in action on Saturday when they travel to face Hamilton Academical.