Colombia coach Carlos Queiroz has opened up on Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos’ Colombia snub.
The former Manchester United assistant manager was honest in his assessment of the fiery striker. And he claims Morelos’ exclusion comes down to a lack of minutes on the pitch.
It’s immensely frustrating for Alfredo, who has missed out because of his own petulant indiscipline.
“And his performance was a little below the expectations he had. But Alfredo does have a lot of talent and he’s still young.
“When I made my decision to close the list at these 40 players, I decided these are the ones I could rely on the most.”
There are a few key words the Colombia boss uses here. He is clearly nodding to the striker’s lack of discipline and how it has affected his playing time.
But he also says these are the players he can “rely on the most”. It’s all well and good taking Alfredo, but what if he lashes out in a crunch tie at the Copa America?
The Rangers striker must learn from this and curb his petulance. If that hasn’t hit home at club level, it surely will now it’s affecting his international chances too.