After an impressive run of form, Alfredo Morelos has been called up to the Colombian National Team. Rangers Twitter posted the news to congratulate the striker. In the build-up to his call-up, Morelos scored a staggering six goals in five games (WhoScored.com).
It is clear from his statistics that the player’s call-up is fully deserved. In his three appearances for Colombia’s senior team though, Morelos is yet to score a goal (transfermarkt.co.uk). This has statistic has been a cloud over Morelos’ head when being compared to the best strikers in the world.
Indeed, Celtic fans, in particular, have raved about their star striker Odsonne Edouard (Daily Record) and Rangers fans appear to have turned the tables on them. Edouard may have nine goals in four games for France, but it has only been at the U21 level and the £6.75m-rated forward is yet to receive a senior call-up (transfermarkt.co.uk).
When the news broke out of Morelos’ selection, Rangers fans were quick to poke fun at Edouard. Their sarcastic replies say it all.
Has that guy eddie they all shout about been selected for france senior squad yet guys
— Robbie McLean (@RobbieMcLean88) November 6, 2019
Not as good as the French U21s though.
— George Garden (@reverendgv1) November 6, 2019
But how many goals has he scored for France U21’s
— Cameron Waddell (@Cwaddell28) November 6, 2019
It’s not quite the u21s tho…
— Copland Roar (@CF3Loyal) November 6, 2019
HeS nO sCoReD fOr ThE u21’s bUt
— Richie (@delinquentrich) November 6, 2019
One fan hopes Morelos can get his name on the scoresheet during this international break and answer his critics.
Announce his first international goal
— Alastair McKenzie (@Mckenzieas93) November 6, 2019
What do we think?
With the form he is in, it would be silly to bet against Morelos scoring during the international break. If he does it would show his ability to score at any level. We have a feeling it won’t keep the Celtic fans quiet though.