Can Eros Grezda live up to his fantasy ambitions this season?
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Can Eros Grezda live up to his fantasy ambitions this season?

Eros Grezda’s ambitions at Rangers are of the highest level to say the least. Can he back up his lofty targets with a real contribution this season?

The Albanian winger has yet to make a Gers start as of yet. With the affection between Daniel Candeias and the Rangers fans growing by the day, Grezda could find it more and more difficult to break through.

Eros Grezda has barely featured for Rangers this season (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Yet, just last week, the winger claimed that his sights were set on the treble. Speaking about his time at the club so far and what he hopes to achieve, Grezda came out with the following:

“My targets at Rangers are simple. I need to get fully fit and make sure I am in the first 11 players picked by the manager. And I want to make sure Rangers win all three trophies in Scotland – the league, League Cup and Scottish Cup.

“We also want to go as far as we can in the Europa League. I believe we can achieve all our aims.”

Lofty heights

It’s fair to say that nobody has been quite as ambitious as Grezda off the pitch this season. A treble would be beyond anyone’s wildest dreams this term, but these comments have to be taken with a pinch of salt.

The winger received yet another blow in the match against Hearts. He wasn’t selected to be part of the 18-man squad despite no suggestions that he’s struggling with an injury. In fact, Grezda has apparently been performing well for the reserves in recent times.

Daniel Candeias’ love-affair with the Rangers supporters is in full swing (Sergio Lopez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Candeias is continuing to build some consistency to his game this season. The Portuguese winger is determined to make the right-wing position his own. If Grezda therefore wants to stop a serious challenge there from Candeias, he has to get his act together.

Does he have the ability to help Rangers attain his utopia of a domestic treble? As of yet we don’t know, and it’s fair to say that mystery is starting to surround the Gers winger.

Grezda has been called up for Albania for the friendly against Jordan on October 10th. It would maybe be worth keeping tabs on to see if he makes an appearance and how long for.

It could be a case of simply trying to build up his fitness, but surely he’s just about there at this stage. If he wants to start making a contribution to helping win that treble, however, he needs to get himself fit and available ASAP.