Prolific Rangers starlet Tony Weston showed elite mentality during his post-match interview after netting a UEFA Youth League hat-trick against Septemvri Sofia.
The 18-year-old striker carried plenty of momentum into Wednesday’s second round first-leg fixture after bagging a brace against Broomhill in the Lowland League on Saturday and he produced heroics in Bulgaria.
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Weston put his side in front in the 21st minute and then scored twice in the second half as the Young Gers triumphed 4-2.
His numbers are outstanding this season and he spoke well after the game, too.
“I’m more pleased that we’ve got a 4-2 win going into the second leg,” responded Weston after being asked about his hat-trick [RangersTV]. “We’re halfway there and we’re looking good going into the second leg.”
“But, yeah, it is obviously pleasing to score a hat-trick when one of my biggest impacts on the game is to score goals.”
It was impressive that a player as young as Weston is opted to speak about the team’s success before his personal achievement and he went on to suggest that despite scoring four goals away from home in Europe, he and his teammates must strive for more.
“I thought we can do better,” he continued. “We still didn’t reach our highest levels and I’m sure we will in the next game.”
“But, I think we took the goals well and we worked well to get them. We tried to give everything we’ve got and we just battled it out.”
The second leg of the tie is set to take place at Dumbarton on 7 December, but before that, Weston and co. face a massive test against League One leaders Cove Rangers in an SPFL Trust Trophy quarter-final next Tuesday.