Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has paid tribute to Alfredo Morelos after the Rangers star brought a halt to a goalscoring opportunity when an Antwerp player went down injured.
Just before half-time, Rangers were bursting forward in search of regaining the lead. Morelos was running at the Antwerp defence when one of their players pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
Even though the Colombia international could have gone on to score or set up a goal, he stopped play so the opposing player could be treated.
Ex-Manchester United striker Lukaku, who must’ve been watching his brother Jordan play for Antwerp, was quick to praise Morelos on social media.
“Fair play to Morelos from Glasgow Rangers,” said Lukaku via his personal Twitter account on Thursday night.
“Through on goal and stopping for an injury of the opponent. Great sportsmanship.”
Fair play to morelos from glasgow rangers. Through on goal and stopping for an injury of the opponent.. great sportsmanship 👏🏿👏🏿
— R.Lukaku Bolingoli9 (@RomeluLukaku9) February 25, 2021
Lukaku could learn one or two things…
Was Lukaku watching his brother play? Or was he sitting back and learning a thing or two from Morelos?
El Bufalo was at his flying best at Ibrox on Thursday night.
Not only did he score his goal in the first half and showcased a great piece of sportsmanship, but he also assisted twice in the second half and won a penalty.
His second assist, for Ryan Kent’s goal, was sublime. The way he knocked the ball past the Antwerp defender and the way he picked out Kent in the box was nothing short of sensational.
We’ve waited a long time for Morelos to deliver this season and in recent weeks, he has shown signs of improvement.
But we have to say, that was his best performance of the campaign. Let’s hope we get more of that next season because we really don’t want to see Morelos leave.
In other Rangers news, John Hartson made a big claim about the Gers after Neil Lennon quit Celtic.