Bongani Zungu has identified the two key qualities he’ll offer Rangers once he gets up to full speed at his new club, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.
The midfielder joined on loan from Ligue 2 club Amiens on deadline day but was then forced to spend two weeks in quarantine, only joining up with the Gers squad on Wednesday.
It’s been a long wait for the South Africa international but with the majority of the 2020/21 campaign ahead, he still has plenty of time to make an impact and believes he has qualities that will help the team succeed.
“First of all, seeing how the team plays and the quality in the team is very exciting for me,” said Zungu, as quoted by the Glasgow Times. “My quality is that I am good on the ball, I can be very aggressive when we don’t have the ball.”
“When I spoke with the manager, he made it clear what he wants me to do and how he wants me to get on when he gives me an opportunity. Those are the two skills that I bring to the game.”
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When Zungu makes his Rangers debut it’ll be the first time most supporters have ever seen him play.
The 28-year-old is a South Africa international who played in Portugal and France prior to his move to Ibrox, but he’ll still be a relatively unknown quantity for many.
Based on his first interview as a Ger, he doesn’t appear to be short on confidence, though.
Aggression out of possession is important, especially in the Europa League, while Gerrard has made it clear across his time at Ibrox that he will only pick players in midfield who are very comfortable and brave on the ball.
Supporters will hope that Zungu shows vision to go alongside his ability in possession as well as a willingness to make forward runs from midfield.
Given the strong form shown by the likes of Scott Arfield and Glen Kamara in recent times, though, he faces a difficult task to break into the starting XI.