Chris Sutton has brutally trolled Rangers striker, Alfredo Morelos, for his poor performance against Celtic in the League Cup final.
Going into the Scottish League Cup final, Rangers would have been depending on their Colombian superstar, Alfredo Morelos, to carry them to their first major trophy since 2011. The striker has already scored 25 goals this season along with 9 assists, and there was optimism in the Teddy Bears camp that he would deliver the goods on Sunday despite his notoriously bad record of not having scored against Celtic in 10 derby appearances.
That streak increased to 11 at Hampden Park as the Colombian put in a performance that both he and Rangers fans will be haunted by for years to come. Chance after chance went begging at Morelos’ feet, as he just could not find a way to put the ball in the back of the net.
He even missed the opportunity to turn the game in Rangers’ favour after Jeremie Frimpong has conceded a penalty and gotten a red card in the result as well. With Celtic down to 10 men, an equalizer at that point of time would have been a dagger to the hearts of the Hoops. But Morelos hit a feeble penalty from the spot towards Fraser Forster and it is safe to say that Steven Gerrard’s side never recovered.
While Fraser Forster deserves a huge amount of credit for his performance in the final and almost single-handedly keeping Celtic in the game at times, Morelos’ wastefulness in front of goal cannot be excused either. And not one to let an opportunity to slip by, Chris Sutton give a brutal assessment of the Colombian’s performance in the final.
In his column in the Daily Record, the former Celtic star wrote:
“If the story of the final is about two strikers then we have a Celtic forward who came on and transformed his side, changed the game and swung it for his team.
“Then we have Alfredo Morelos –just how many chances does he need to score against Celtic?
“If Edouard had been wearing a Light Blue shirt then he’d have helped himself to a hat-trick.
“Worryingly, there were also moments in the game when the old Alfredo was back and he was losing the plot.
“When you play for the Old Firm as a striker you are judged against your biggest rivals, it’s that simple.
“Big players score in the big games and talk all you like about Europe and game against all the rest of the Scottish clubs, this is the stage to show you are a big player and he blew it.”
There has long been a debate in Scottish football about who the better player is between Odsonne Edouard and Alfredo Morelos. But hopefully after Sunday’s performance, no Rangers fan will ever try to compare the two.