Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has admitted that he was “surprised” not to earn a call up into the Colombian international squad for this summer’s Copa America – but insists he wants to finish the season at Rangers in the “best possible way.”
Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz named his provisional 40-man squad for this summer’s finals but, despite naming 11 strikers, opted against calling Morelos up.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 12: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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The Colombian admitted that he’s “made mistakes” this season after picking up four red cards but is now putting all of his focus on Rangers.
“I was surprised they did not call me,”
Morelos said, as quoted by Football Scotland.
5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; Alfredo Morelos of Rangers replaces Jermain Defoe of Rangers in the 74th minute
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“I know I made mistakes, but every player does that. I also know I have done a lot of things right this season.

“I am calm about it and I am concentrating on Rangers. I’ve had a really good season and I hope to end it in the best possible way.”
Morelos has scored 29 times this season and earned a call into Queiroz’s first squad for two recent friendlies but the four-match ban that has kept him out of action recently hasn’t helped his cause.
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN - MARCH 22: Alfredo Morelos of Colombia and Koki Anzai of Japan compete for the ball during the international friendly match between Japan and Colombia at Nissan Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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Since picking up his ban, Morelos has lost his place in the side at Ibrox to Jermain Defoe after the veteran impressed.
With only one game left in the campaign, Morelos will be hoping he gets the nod to start at Rugby Park and grab his 30th goal of the season.
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