Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has set his sights on breaking his international duck for Colombia – and he wants help from Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez.
Rodriguez is a £63m global superstar and the Colombian side’s talisman, and Morelos is hoping the former Porto star’s role in the South American side can help the Rangers striker score goals for his country.
Speaking to the press as he prepared to join up with his Colombian teammates on international duty, Morelos hopes to carry his Rangers form to the international stage in the next fortnight.
“I am grateful for another opportunity with the national team,” said Morelos [El Tiempo].
Now I have to prove I can do for my country what I have been doing with Rangers. I’m very proud.
“I’ve scored a lot of goals this season and I’m in a good place – things have improved. It means a great deal for me to keep getting called up for Colombia.
“I see myself as a No.9. Hopefully, being in the same team as players like James Rodriguez will help me score my first goal for my country.
“My greatest asset is goalscoring so it would mean so much to me if I can score in these two games. I just want to contribute as much as I can.”
Morelos now has five caps for his country, and he will be hoping to get another opportunity to show his form in the upcoming internationals.
Colombia are set to play Peru and Ecuador in Miami and New Jersey respectively and Alfredo is clearly excited at the prospect of playing for his country.
Is this the international break where he stakes his claim to become the country’s new number 9, as his former mentor believes he is destined to be for years [Scottish Sun]?