Rangers defender Borna Barisic has hinted he’s staying at Rangers, as quoted by the Daily Record.

The 26-year-old played the full 90 minutes for Croatia on Saturday afternoon, as they ran out 2-1 winners against Wales.

Barisic was back at his old club ground in Osijek to take on Bale and co. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

In the process, he came up against Gareth Bale and helped keep the Real Madrid star quiet.

It was his third consecutive start for the world’s fifth-ranked team. It proves that there’s real quality there despite his tough start to life at Rangers. 

“I was happy with my display,” said Barisic, as quoted by the Daily Record. “I was up against Gareth Bale and thought I did well.”

 

“But it wasn’t just him, Wales have a lot of players who play in the English Premier League. So to come up with a performance like that gives me great hope for the future at Rangers.

“We were under a lot of pressure before the game, but we all showed we could handle it. It was extremely hot too, but we came through it. It was a dream for me personally to return to play at Osijek. We have a friendly against Tunisia and it’s important to keep momentum going before I return to Scotland for the new season.”

Will Gerrard show faith in his signing at the start of the new season? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Barisic was plagued by injuries during his maiden season after signing for a reported £2 million [Scotsman]. He dropped in and out of the side and despite promising early signs, his form suffered.

However, he still has three years left on his deal with the club and it’s good to see he’s not looking to throw in the towel early.

Hopefully, we’ll finally see the best of Borna Barisic in light blue across 2019/20.

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