Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos had the last laugh on Sunday afternoon, following Sam Cosgrove’s ridiculous comments.
The Aberdeen frontman spoke out on the race for the SPL top goalscorer accolade, ahead of the final round of fixtures.
“I could have been well clear by now, but I’m just trying to score as many as I can and I’m happy with my overall contribution”, he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
Those comments didn’t go down well with Rangers fans. Quite rightly, they pointed out that in playing more matches and being entrusted with the Dons’ spot kicks, he had ample opportunity to be ahead of El Bufalo.
Yet, he still trailed by one goal heading into the final day.
In all fairness to Cosgrove, he did his best to snatch the inaugural SPL Tartan Boot from Morelos. He scored an equaliser for Derek McInnes’ side away at Hibernian on the stroke of half-time.
Yet, at Rugby Park, Morelos was to pop up with his first goal in over two months to regain his advantage.
The Colombian finished with 18 league strikes, compared to Cosgrove’s 17. In the event of a tie, though, the Gers star still would have scooped the prize, by virtue of registering more assists.
Despite his rival’s comments, there’s no doubt Morelos has been the best striker in Scotland this season. On the final day of the season, he secured the award that proves it.