Sport Bongani Zungu sends Rangers 'ready' message as he shares Ibrox team-mates verdict

00:20  29 october  2020
00:20  29 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Bongani Zungu finally got down to work as a Rangers player but the South African admits he’s felt like part of the Ibrox family for a whole lot longer.

An on-off move from French side Amiens was completed on deadline day.

And although the midfielder has had to cool his heels in quarantine, he is active enough on social media to appreciate both the size of the club he’s joined and the warmth of the welcome he’s received from the club’s support.

Armed with a stack of video footage sent to him by the club to prepare him for the way Steven Gerrard’s team plays, Zungu’s first day wasn’t the eye-opener it might have been.

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In fact, the midfielder was just delighted to be out in the fresh air, kicking a ball.

He said: “It’s been tough because I couldn’t go outside but the club made things quite easy for me.

“I could train indoors on the bike, do some weights and the analyst was sending me some video of the tactics and how the team plays, the shape and everything.

“Seeing how the team plays and the quality in the team is very exciting for me.

“I had an idea about the club and I knew about Rangers. And when I knew the team was interested I did my research and realised it’s a huge club, so I know quite a few things.

“The training session went well. It felt great to get out of the house and touch the ball with my team-mates.

“It felt good, physically I feel very good and confident and if the manager gives me the chance to play I feel ready.

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“I’ve never played with any of the guys but I’ve watched a lot of Rangers games.

“I’m aware of the strength of each and every one of my team-mates. The guys have a lot of quality.

“To come to such quality is good for me. I’m very happy to play with them.

“Instead of having the mentality of competing, I feel happy and honored to be 
here. Rangers is a massive club and for me to be here I should improve my qualities and it should improve me as a player.

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“That will help me to 
get more call ups for the national team and hopefully to help the team to reach greater heights.”

The 29-times capped 
South African had to be patient in quarantine.

But even before that he 
was forced to play a waiting game as his French club played hardball before agreeing a loan deal to the end of the season that gives Rangers an option to make the move a permanent one in the summer.

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Bongani Zungu 's move to Scottish Premier League giants Rangers has reportedly hit a snag. Zungu , 27, reiterated his desire to leave Amiens in the current off-season as he looks towards a new challenge following their relegation from Ligue 1 and the move to Ibrox has appealed to the South

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And Zungu said: “When I heard about the interest of Rangers I always wanted to come here. But of course as a player there’s only so much you can say.

“I had a contract with Amiens so it was up to them what they wanted to do with the situation.

“I had to go back there, do the pre-season, be patient and work hard. But in my mind I always said I wanted to be here.

“I have been working very hard while I was still in France and we were in talks with the gaffer and the club.

“I got two games with Amiens and then when I got here I had to quarantine.

“I had to be patient and the club was also patient with me. They were waiting. I feel great that the deal finally happened on the last day of the window.”

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The chance to learn from one of the best midfielders of his generation was another massive lure for Zungu, who said: “My 
qualities are that I am good on the ball and I can be very aggressive when we don’t have the ball.

“When I spoke with the manager, he made it clear what he wants me to do when he gives me an opportunity.

“I grew up watching the gaffer and I’m very excited to work with him.

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“I know he’s going to help my game and help me to grow and improve my skills and hopefully help the team succeed.

“He was a great player, a great midfielder. I can learn a lot from him. I’m looking forward to learning and improving my game.”

Zungu is in Gerrard’s Europa League squad but it’s highly unlikely he’ll feature against Lech Poznan.

However, the player admits he can’t wait to get started, although the big disappointment for him is not being able to play in front of the fans who have given him such a warm welcome to Scotland.

He added: “I felt at home before I signed. I had a warm welcome.

“People were flooding my social media and that made me realise this is a massive club and in the back of my mind I was telling myself they were making me want to go here, so the warm welcome was good.

“I had a talk with a few players here and one 
thing that stands out for them. They say it’s a pity that I came when there are restrictions.

“Everybody is talking about the ambiance and how the stadium is when there are fans – and 
I’m looking forward to 
experiencing that myself.”

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