Daniel Candeias has had an interesting time of late, but is loving life at Rangers. In his last five matches, he has scored three goals, but also been sent off twice.
His opening goals against St Mirren and Livingston were vital to the team’s cause. Yet, especially in being dismissed before half-time against Villarreal, he has caused the manager a few headaches.
The natural mixed emotions from these experiences would be enough to effect most people, but Candeias has kept on going.
‘I wake up with a smile, because the group is a fantastic group. The atmosphere inside the dressing room is great’, the winger told yesterday’s press conference.
‘I improve a lot, I enjoy the training sessions, I like how the team play. For me, it’s a fantastic moment.’
It would also be natural for the 30-year-old to feel bitter to some degree about his recent dismissals. He patently did nothing wrong against St Mirren, while there was an element of mistaken identity when he was given his marching orders against Villarreal.
For Candeias, that’s all in the past.
‘I’ve forgot the red card. The important thing is to focus tomorrow and help the team’, he explained.
Candeias is sure to bring his usual high energy performance against Aberdeen. However, the Rangers fans will hope that having added more end product to his game this season, another goal may be in the offing too.
Yesterday’s press conference can be found in full, below: