Eros Grezda had a difficult season at Rangers and now it seems he’s fallen out of favour on the international scene too, if Albania manager Edoardo Reja’s comments as quoted by The Daily Record are anything to go by.
The 24-year-old quit the country’s training camp prior to recent European qualifying matches, with the paper reporting that while the Albanian FA stated he had “personal problems”, the player himself insisted he had an injury.
Now comments from Reja have shed more light on what went on and it sounds like Grezda is in his bad books, suggesting that the Rangers winger left because he would not be playing in the matches.
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As quoted by The Daily Record, the Albanian boss said:
“Eros has made his decision and it’s clear he’s got some problems going on. The situation was I had two other players who weren’t going originally going to be in the team either – Kristi Qose and Odise Roshi.
“But they both chose to stay with the camp and tried to show me what they could do. They impressed me.
“I ended up using both of them and they made a big difference.
“They stayed because they have Albania in their heart.
“Grezda is wrong on this matter. He needs to start taking responsibility for his actions.”
The comments certainly don’t bode well for Grezda’s future at Ibrox with manager Steven Gerrard unlikely to put up with that kind of nonsense when the squad returns for pre-season training on Monday.
Reja’s words give some context to the lack of progress the attacker has made since arriving in Glasgow last summer. Does he have the commitment and mentality to play for a club like Rangers?
After a season of fitness problems and lack of appearances, fans of the Ibrox club aren’t going to be very happy with these latest developments either. They want and need their stars pulling in the same direction for the benefit of the team, rather than being individuals.
Gerrard needs to seriously think about axing the player this summer somehow.