Rangers striker Eduardo Herrera has blasted the Mexican media after accusing them of trying to “distort” his comments over why Ibrox team-mate Carlos Pena returned to Mexico.
Pena, 27, recently signed a 12-month loan deal with Cruz Azul to end his Scottish adventure a little over six months after it started and ESPN had quoted the striker as saying the language barrier was one of the big reasons Pena had returned home.
The 29-year-old striker – who had acted as Pena’s unofficial translator in Scotland – was unhappy with that and took to social media to clear things up.
“Incredible as they distort what one says and take it out of context to give a yellow note. I never said that that was the reason why he returned to Mexico. Then they wonder why we players have refused to talk to certain media.” Herrera said on his personal Twitter account, as translated by the Scottish Sun.
Increíble como distorsionan lo que uno dice y lo sacan de contexto para dar una nota amarillista. Jamás dije que esa haya sido la razón por la que el se haya regresado a México. Luego se preguntan por qué los jugadores nos llegamos a negar a hablar con ciertos medios… https://t.co/rOerUqH6vX
— Eduardo Herrera (@LaloHerrera15) January 14, 2018
Herrera has struggled to make much of an impact in Scotland after signing for the Gers from UNAM Pumas over the summer.
The nine-times capped Mexican international has the dubious distinction of being the most used substitute in the Scottish Premiership so far this season.
Herrera has made 22 appearances for the Gers, scoring twice, although only two of his appearances have been as part of the Light Blues’ starting XI.
The 29-year-old is under contract with the Ibrox giants until the summer of 2020 after penning a three-year deal when then-manager Pedro Caixinha lured him from Mexico.
During the club’s recent trip to the United States, Herrera started both of Rangers’ games in the Florida Cup but was largely disappointing for Graeme Murty’s side.
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