Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has told The Scottish Sun (Sun Goals, 11/02/2019, page 10) that he wants to impress new Colombia manager Carlos Queiroz.
The Gers landed Morelos from HJK Helsinki in the summer of 2017, after smashing 46 goals in 62 games for the Finnish side.
The move was a major step up for Morelos, but it also gave him a greater platform to eventually push for international recognition with Colombia.
A generation of Colombian strikers are into their 30's now; Radamel Falcao, Jackson Martinez, Carlos Bacca, Teofilo Gutierrez and Adrian Ramos are all declining.
That places huge emphasis on the likes of Luis Muriel, Duvan Zapata, Rafael Santos Borre and now Morelos to step up and become regular goalscorers for Colombia.
So far, Morelos is doing everything he can to prove that he is the future of the Colombia attack. With 23 goals in 38 games for Rangers this season, he has been in blistering form.
The only thing that may hold him back is his dismal disciplinary record, as he has racked up 15 yellow cards and four red cards this season, but he does already have one cap for his country.
Colombia have just appointed Carlos Queiroz as their new manager, meaning he will decide Morelos's role – and the Rangers star has admitted that he is desperate to get Queiroz's attention because he wants to play for Colombia at Copa America next summer.
“I dream every day of playing in the Copa America for Colombia,” said Morelos. “Everyone knows Carlos Queiroz is a good coach, and I want to do everything possible to get his attention,” he added.