Former Rangers striker Michael Mols believes Alfredo Morelos has the potential to become a top-drawer player if he manages to control his temperament.
The Colombian international was sent off five times last season but hasn’t been given his marching orders at all so far this campaign, and has also, by and large, kept out of the referee’s notebook.
Mols thinks that if Morelos can continue in the same vein, he has all the attributes to play at the highest level:
“The mentality has always been his only danger. He has that desire, that desire to win, but sometimes you can easily upset him. If he can get hold of his temper, he is going to be a world-class player and a very important player for Rangers.”
“He has improved that this season, which is good to see. People seemed to forget that he is still young and he is still learning. The older you get, the wiser you get and I think he is doing that now. If he continues to control that, then he can certainly take that next step in his career.”
The 23-year-old has not been booked in the first five games of the Premiership season, with his only two yellow cards coming in the first legs of the Europa League ties against FC Midtjylland and Legia Warsaw.
It is a stark contrast to last campaign when he racked up 16 bookings as well as the five red cards. It is still too early in the season to say for certain that his attitude has changed but the early signs are promising.