James Tavernier’s incredible season is going from strength to strength as the Rangers captain put in yet another impressive display against Dundee United.
The Gers captained added another goal and assist to his tally for the season, taking him to 17 goals and 13 assists in all competitions.
Not only are the numbers impressive, but Tavernier also scored a goal of the season contender with an incredible free-kick to give Rangers the lead on Sunday.
Tavernier is now one of Europe’s leading players when it comes to total goal contributions, with 30 to his name.
As per Wyscout, Kylian Mbappe has just 14 goals and eight assists (22) for Paris Saint-Germain in all competitions this season.
Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo pips Tavernier for goals by just one, but only has a single assist for the Serie A giants (19), as per Wyscout.
Even the great Lionel Messi only has eight goals and one assist (9) for Barcelona this season, which further highlights how impressive Tavernier’s numbers are.
More than just a penalty taker
While there is no direct correlation between the players and the various leagues they play in across Europe, the sheer volume of goals that Tavernier is contributing towards cannot be ignored.
The argument that many of his goals are penalties soon falls down when you see a performance like the one he put in against Dundee United on Sunday.
As per Wyscout, he won six of his nine offensive duels, had five touches in the opposition penalty area, made five progressive runs and completed six of his seven passes into the final third.
The Englishman scored a beautiful free-kick that he had absolutely no right to and sent in an inch-perfect cross for Connor Goldson to score from.
He is an all-action playmaker for Gerrard’s Rangers and much more than just a dead-ball specialist.
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