Rangers were left frustrated as they returned to Premiership action but failed to pick up all three points on Tuesday night as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s men returned from the break in an uninspiring fashion.
The Gers were held to a 1-1 draw by Aberdeen away from home, with the hosts coming from behind to secure a point. Ianis Hagi handed Gers the lead in the first-half as he converted from close range after a delicious cross into the six-yard box from Ryan Kent.
Aberdeen then equalised in the 73rd minute as Lewis Ferguson calmly slotted away a penalty. Alfredo Morelos was penalised for a handball in the area and the Dons midfielder made the most of his opportunity to level the scores.
Kent was sent off in the final ten minutes as he was shown a second yellow card for a soft foul on former Celtic man Scott Brown.
Although the ex-Liverpool man was given his marching orders, forget him, it was Morelos who let van Bronckhorst down badly in the match.
The Colombian striker let a lot to be desired as he put in a disappointing performance, struggling with his all-round game and in the final third.
As per SofaScore, he lost a whopping 11 individual duels, out of 18 in total, and only had 47 touches of the ball in his 89 minutes on the pitch. This shows that he was far too weak against the Aberdeen centre-back and allowed himself to be taken out of the game too easily.
He also failed with five of his six attempted dribbles and did not manage a single key pass, as per SofaScore. In the first-half, he ignored Scott Wright in an excellent position in the first half as he swiveled and scuffed a shot at the goalkeeper.
Ex-Gers forward Jermain Defoe recently said of the attacker: “Alfredo is someone who loves scoring goals.
“If we win 8-0 and he hasn’t scored, he’s not happy. I was the same when I was younger.”
Morelos failed to score and cost the Gers the win for his error as he gave away the penalty, so “not happy” may be an understatement in this particular situation. Although, it is seemingly the bare minimum emotion that the striker will now be dealing with, according to a man who worked with him for some time.
Therefore, the dud let himself and van Bronckhorst down and all parties will be frustrated by his performance on Tuesday night. It is now down to the centre-forward to ensure that he gets back on the scoresheet in the next match and make amends for his mistake against the Dons.