Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos bagged two goals in the Gers’ 6-1 win over Ayr United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup – and showed exactly why clubs have been looking to lure the striker from Ibrox with the way he responded to a stunning miss.
With the Gers trailing the League One side, the Colombian scooped the ball over the bar from a yard out after it bobbled on Ayr’s rutted pitch with the goal at his mercy.
Instead of letting the miss affect him, the 21-year-old went on to score two well taken goals to help the Gers book their place in the quarter-final draw.
A near identical miss practically ended the Rangers career of Dutch striker Peter van Vossen 20 years ago – with many fans of a certain age still referring to similar misses as a “van Vossen.”
Chinese side Beijing Renhe had a bid rejected for Morelos in January while reports in Turkey claim Fenerbahce are interested in the striker.
Morelos’ first goal in particlar was a really difficult strike to pull off as he buried a half-volley in the far top corner with the outside of his right boot.
At only 21, the miss could have really dented the attacker’s confidence but the former HJK Helsinki showed no sign of any sort of reaction to it as he drew the Gers level in the first-half before finishing off a lovely team move for the Gers’ fourth of the afternoon.
If Morelos does end up leaving Ibrox in the coming months, performances like that can only drive his value higher and higher.
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