Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton has admitted that he is “sick” Alfredo Morelos’ poor disciplinary record.
The South American landed himself in trouble again on Thursday evening when he picked up a booking that will rule him out of the Europa League second leg clash against SC Braga next week.
The yellow card was the 23-year-old’s fifth in Europe this season, and his 10th in all competitions.
He has also been sent off twice, and Hutton has revealed that he is running out of patience with the hitman.
Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “It is just petulant.
“I am sick of talking about it. It is a shame. He brings so much to the team. He is so important. What he gives with his goals and his abilities to run the channels.
“He has got everything there to be a top striker but it always seems to let him down; this side of the game. I understand, I was the same and I had the occasional red mist. It is the way you play, you play on that line.
“He really needs to try and curb the reactions, throwing the arms up in the air, the gestures. You can cut that out. It is these silly things that are really hurting the team.”
Is Hutton right to be frustrated with Morelos?
Let’s be honest, you can’t really blame him, can you?
The South American is far and away the most dangerous striker in Scotland on his day, and has registered one goal every 100 minutes for the Gers this term.
On top of that, he has averaged 4.29 shots and 5.03 successful dribbles per game this season, as per Wyscout, illustrating that he is a source of constant threat for any opposition.
But all of that hard work is undone by these infuriating moments of madness that get him in trouble.
Admittedly, he seems to have curbed his temper somewhat this term, but there are still flashes of it, and until he fully eradicates it from his game, El Bufalo will continue to delight and frustrate in equal measure.
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