Sport Calvin Bassey reveals his Real Madrid influence as Rangers youngster sets goal target

13:20  20 september  2020
13:20  20 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Rangers youngster Calvin Bassey has revealed he models his game on Real Madrid legend Marcelo.

And the young left back is targeting adding goals to his game after coming close on a few occasions during his cameo appearances so far.

Bassey joined from Leicester City in the summer and is playing backup to Borna Barisic at present but has managed a few appearances from the bench.

During that time he's showing his attacking prowess by getting forward and helping out in the final third as he looks to make an impact.

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He can also play centre back but it's clear Steven Gerrard sees him on the flanks and the Rangers boss was visibly excited when discussing his signing in the summer.

Bassey's attacking runs haven't gone unnoticed and he's explained how it's something he's always wanting to do because of the influence of his hero growing up.

He told RangersTV: "Back then was Marcelo, I loved the way he got forward he was quality on the ball.

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"He’d do a little trick and get a cross in and get an assist or do a little trick and next thing you know he’s had a shot and it’s a goal so Marcelo is definitely one of my heroes growing up.

"Right now, Alphonso Davies is a great player. He’s lightening quick and his ability to get up and down is amazing.

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"I feel you should always be open to learn no matter the level you’re watching or the level you’re playing. I always try to watch as much football as I can and learn from players who are playing in my position."

The 20-year-old went close twice against Dundee United last week and also had one well saved by Jak Alnwick against St Mirren earlier in the season.

Barisic and James Tavernier are known for chipping in with goals and assists from full back and Bassey is desperate to add numbers to his game too.

He added: "I’ve always tried a little trick or a stepover or something. As the season goes on when I get to play more you’ll see more tricks and more end product.

"I’ve had a couple of opportunities to score which I should have scored so I'll be working on that in training."

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