Rangers defender Borna Barisic has admitted that he had “some problems” with Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard after being injured on international duty with Croatia – but insists that is in the past and his sole focus is on the Light Blues now.
Barisic’s debut season was derailed by injury – arriving hurt before recovering and getting hurt again on international duty – and the defender revealed that made life difficult for him in Glasgow.
After resolving his problems with the manager, the Croat believes the Gers boss could easily still play and is confident he would be “really dangerous” if he pulled his boots back on.
“Whenever he trains with us, he’s great. It would take him about a month to be fit again, but he would be really dangerous,” Barisic said, as quoted by Football Scotland.
“Every cross he puts in is quality.
“I had some problems with him because of my injury with Croatia, but that is behind us now. I will always be concentrating on Rangers first and it will be that way for as long as I play with them.”
Barisic has been in and out of the side again this season as Gerrard seems to struggle with making a decision over who is his first pick at left-back.
The Croatian international is away with his national team just now after not playing in Sunday’s Old Firm defeat and will be hoping to get back into the side when the Gers face Livingston on September 14th.
If he can stay fit and start performing consistently then hopefully he can live up to the expectations that came with him when he arrived from Osijek last summer.