'Awful', 'Completely useless' - Fans annihilate Rangers senior player for international display
Portugal fans have annihilated Rangers defender Bruno Alves for his performance in the international friendly win over Egypt in Zurich on Friday night.
It took two stoppage time goals from Cristiano Ronaldo to earn a 2-1 win for the reigning European champions, who had gone behind in the 56th minute when Mohamed Salah scored.
Both nations are preparing for the 2018 World Cup and one surprise inclusion in the Portugal starting line-up was Alves, who has been well out of form at Rangers this season.
The 36-year-old Gers senior player lasted all 90 minutes despite being booked and that has led to Portugal fans believing that they are facing a defensive crisis going into group stage games against Spain, Morocco and Iran.
One supporter of the Euro 2016 winners claimed that Alves was “completely useless” against Salah and co.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
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Defensive crisis is an understatement , Bruno Alves and Fonte will be torn apart in Russia and we will go home during the group stage
— Matches Malone (@fernandes_205) March 23, 2018
@PortuGoal1 Do you think Bruno Alves must be in World Cup after such an awful performance by him tonight? Rolando was millions time better than him
— Ahmed Malik (@Ahmedsays_) March 23, 2018
I do not want to see Rolando, Bruno Alves, or Jose Fonte as CB’s this WC. Bring in Ruben Dias, Ruben Vezo, Pepe, and convert Danilo to CB so we can bring Ruben Neves
— David (@_DavidAmaral) March 23, 2018
Why the hell is Bruno Alves playing at all?
Surely there is a younger player who can be equally as awful
— Clarence Whorley (@ClarenceWhorley) March 23, 2018
Imagine having Bruno Alves & the fake Ronaldo in Rolando as your CB’s ???? Phil Jones & Smalling need a nationality change asap
— #MOURINHOOUT (@100nuno_) March 23, 2018
Rolando and Bruno Alves are clowns, completely useless
— Silva (@MathewDaSilva6) March 23, 2018
Can Rolando and Bruno Alves please retire , please
— Ruben (@RubenOliveiraa) March 23, 2018
Alves joined Rangers from Cagliari in the summer and has made 21 appearances in all competitions since.
He is perhaps only getting into Graeme Murty’s current first-team plans due to a defensive injury crisis at Ibrox which has seen Ross McCrorie, Russell Martin and David Bates all sidelined.
The 95-times Portugal international will enter the final year of his Ibrox deal in the summer.
In other Rangers news, this Gers 27-year-old is in the form of his life but Mark Allen must bin him in the summer.