Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has finally replicated his Ibrox scoring form away from Glasgow as he scored his first international goal for Colombia. Steven Gerrard has transformed the ill-disciplined frontman into a ruthless finisher this season, scoring 22 goals in 26 appearances for Rangers so far this season.
However, he has struggled to score for his nation since being called into the picture by Carlos Queiroz.
But yesterday, he scored the last-minute winner as Colombia defeated Peru 1-0 in Miami.
It was a scrappy goal. Morelos’ initial header was well-saved by Pedro Gallese but the rebound off Morelos just crossed the line giving Colombia the win by the narrowest of margins.
But watching the footage, there is some confusion over whether Morelos actually got the final touch. Tottenham Hotspur defender Davinson Sanchez also threw himself at the ball and it does look from some angles like he may have scored the goal.
Speaking to Caracol, the Spurs defender suggested he got the final touch, before insisting that the Rangers striker should be awarded his first international goal.
“Me, the scorer. In the end, I hit the ball, they give it to him (Morelos), but nothing happens. It’s fellowship selection, as team-mate I want my striker to always score goals and simply enjoy it after five games without a win.
“He had been looking for it for a long time and more than deserved, they give (the goal) it to him and nothing happens”
This was a huge moment for Morelos as he continues to shake off accusations of being a flat-track bully. His recent performances against the likes of Feyenoord and Porto in the Europea League had also helped but finally notching for Los Cafeteros will also be a huge boost to his confidence.
Rangers fans just hope it doesn’t also increase transfer interest in their star player ahead of the January transfer window.