Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has featured in a tweet by the official UEFA Europa League Twitter account which shows him celebrating against Sparta Prague with his trademark celebration.
The tweet also included the hashtag ‘Friday feeling’ and will be one that will please Rangers supporters on the social media platform.
With regular tweets from the UEFA Europa League account, it shows just how far we have come over the previous five years. With Steven Gerrard leading us to the Europa League last 16 in back-to-back years and now Giovanni van Bronckhorst guiding us to the Knockout Playoff round where we await a tie against a Champions League dropout.
Morelos even replied to the tweet with a buffalo and finger over the mouth emoji, two things that have characterised his stay in Glasgow so far.
— Alfredo Morelos (@morelos2106) December 10, 2021
The Colombian has been rejuvenated since van Bronckhorst has joined the club. Under Gerrard, the striker was often playing with his back to goal, being asked to drop deep and this prevented him from scoring as much as his natural goalscoring ability deserved.
The Dutchman has tweaked the formation recently which has given Morelos freer rein up front on his own supported by a trio of attacking players behind him creating chances.
This has worked wonders as he has now scored three goals in five matches under the new regime, including a vital double against Sparta Prague which secured qualification from group A in the Europa League and looks back to his clinical best.
Keeping the 25-year-old fit and firing will be key to Rangers’ title ambitions this season.
Gio seems to have changed the player’s mentality so far, lets hope this sort of form can be maintained throughout the campaign.