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Sport Jermain Defoe makes Alfredo Morelos plea as Rangers star urges Ally McCoist 'fairness'

12:25  19 september  2020
12:25  19 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Veteran striker Jermain Defoe has urged Alfredo Morelos to forget about Ally McCoist comparisons and focus on improving himself. And he admits he used to wish for people to stop comparing him to Ian Wright when he was bursting onto the scene with West Ham back in the 1990s.

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Veteran striker Jermain Defoe has urged Alfredo Morelos to forget about Ally McCoist comparisons and focus on improving himself.

And he admits he used to wish for people to stop comparing him to Ian Wright when he was bursting onto the scene with West Ham back in the 1990s.

The former Spurs star knows what it's like to have the weight of expectation of being compared to a legend on your shoulders but he's backed Morelos to continue doing what he's doing.

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The Colombian is now just one goal away from McCoist's European record of 21, and has done it in more than 20 less games.

Steven Gerrard told the Rangers striker that he needs to win trophies before he's mentioned in the same conversation as the Ibrox club's all-time goalscorer.

And Defoe told RangersTV: "Everyone know that Alfredo has got potential and I've said it many times since I've been here, he has really impressed me.

"He's scored goals, he gets into the right areas, he's aggressive and that sort of appetite and hunger is something I love seeing.

"He is always going to score goals and the record is unbelievable, but I can understand the manager not wanting to compare him to Super Ally, the legend.

"He's got a long way to go. He's a young lad and I don't think it would be fair on him to be honest if you compare him.

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"I remember when I was younger people used to compare me to Ian Wright and for me it was so strange because I loved Wrighty as a kid.

"So when people used to compare me to him I used to think 'that's a bit mad, you shouldn't be doing that sort of thing' because these are people you look up to and that paved the way, and you want to get to that sort of level.

Alfredo Morelos in a blue shirt © Fran Santiago/Getty Images

"But the future is bright for Alfredo and hopefully he can score many goals for us."

Defoe has been trying to encourage the younger players at the club to act like he did as a teenager and admits he loves working with them.

And he's praised the level of ability in the academy, but more importantly has been impressed by their desire.

He added: "I loved it because I loved Wrighty, so as a young kid you can imagine.

“For me, the way I looked at it was that it helped me and I was confident. I was also lucky enough that when I signed for West Ham I had Wrighty in the building.

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Jermain Defoe makes Alfredo Morelos plea as Rangers star urges Ally McCoist ' fairness '. Alfredo Morelos The Englishman knows what it's liked to be compared to club legends and he feels it's unfair on Morelos .

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"I was a kid but I was like a sponge and I just wanted to take everything from Wrighty. I stayed behind every day after training and wanted to learn.

"To be fair in this [Rangers] squad all the young players have got great appetites. They all want to learn, they work hard, they stay behind and they ask loads of questions, so it's a bright future for a lot of the players here."


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