Young Braga centre-half David Carmo has said he is relishing the opportunity to battle with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos ahead of Braga’s last 32 Europa League trip to Ibrox.
The high-flying Portuguese side comes into the match with Rangers off the back of a weekend win at Benfica which means they’ve won nine of new manager Ruben Amorim’s ten games in charge.
Whilst 20-year-old Carmo admits that he’ll be up against a top striker in 29-goal Colombian Alfredo Morelos, he thinks he’s ready for the test.
“Morelos a very good player, excellent,” said David Carmo [Daily Record].
“We have all been watching his game, but we feel we are prepared for the test.
“I was nervous when I first came in to the team but the players have supported me. I have grown and learned from my mistakes, and I am sure they will help me again.
“I feel I can do my best for the team and that my teammates will help get me ready. I will grab this opportunity and give my very best.
“We will continue to do what we have been in the league.”
Rangers are preparing to welcome Braga for the first European knockout round match in European competition at Ibrox since 2011.
Alfredo Morelos is currently the Europa League’s top scorer and was recognised as a record breaker by governing body UEFA [UEFA] after his 14 goals (six in the group stage) in the first half of the season.
Carmo’s inexperience doesn’t seem to bother the defender but it will be interesting to see if Alfredo Morelos utilises this to his advantage against the young centre-half.
Could he prove a major weak link in the Portuguese side’s defence?