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Rangers' Borna Barisic makes claim regarding Gareth Bale

Borna Barisic of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

Borna Barisic of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers impressed on international duty last weekend.

Borna Barisic of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Borna Barisic has claimed to The Scottish Sun that the way in which he shackled Gareth Bale recently is evidence that he can succeed at Rangers.

The Croatia international endured a disappointing first season at Ibrox following a £2.2 million transfer last summer.

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His future at Rangers seems up in the air for now, but Barisic did offer a timely reminder of his ability on international duty.

The Gers defender played well over 90 minutes against Welshman Bale in a 2-1 Euro 2020 qualification win over Ryan Giggs's side on Saturday.

 

And Barisic believes that his performance against an elite player such as the Real Madrid man gives him hope that he can turn his career around in Scotland.

He told The Scottish Sun: "I was happy with my display. I was up against Gareth Bale and thought I did well, but it wasn't just him, Wales have a lot of players who play in the English Premier League.

"So to come up with a performance like that gives me great hope for the future at Rangers."

It's interesting to consider the idea that Bale might've inadvertently helped to convince Gerrard to give Barisic another chance.

The talent is certainly there, but the consistency wasn't there last term and that's a worry going forward.

Borna Barisic of Rangers FC during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Villarreal CF and Rangers FC at La Ceramica Stadium on September 20, 2018 in Vila-real, Spain.

 

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