Alfredo Morelos ‘very happy’ at Rangers as striker reveals motivation

Alfredo Morelos has said that playing for Rangers in the Champions League provides him with a great deal of drive.

Under Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the forward is back on form, netting six goals in nine appearances for his new manager.

Morelos, 25, has been linked with a number of clubs around Europe, but has stated that he is happy in Glasgow.

The Colombian is eager to compete in the Champions League and has stated that his team would ‘fight’ for the right to do so.

“I’m very happy at Rangers,” he told Sky Sports.

“I was named Player of the Month in December, I’ve been scoring goals and I feel good physically. I’m just thinking about scoring more goals and God will decide what happens in the future.

“I’ll keep working hard and fighting. I’m also in the Colombia squad now, so I hope to stay there – we’ll see how it goes. I hope it all goes as well as possible. Right now I’m fully focused on Rangers.

“I feel very happy in Glasgow, as do my family. My daughter is really settled here, I feel very pleased. Rangers really welcomed me when I joined, as did the fans, so I feel really happy here.

“Playing in the Champions League is a source of motivation for me. We’re going to fight for that.

“My teammates and I are all very positive, that goes for the coaching staff as well. We have a lead at the moment, but we have to perform on the pitch.

“We play for all three points, which are so important, so we want to keep picking up points and stay top of the table to achieve our target which is to win the league and qualify for the Champions League if possible.”

In October, Morelos joined a select group of Rangers players who had scored 100 goals for the club.

Morelos values his relationship with his fans and wishes to continue to make them happy.

He added: “My relationship with the fans is fantastic. I think their support for me is key. They really get behind me and love me.

“I’ve shown them what I think of them with goals and good football, playing well and keeping the team top of the table. I think they’re very pleased.

“We have some important games coming up and we’ll try to achieve our goal of winning them and getting points on the board to keep the fans happy as it makes me proud when they’re happy and enjoying themselves.”