Rangers striker Jermain Defoe promised teammate Scott Arfield he’d help him score a hat-trick during Sunday’s convincing win away to Motherwell in the Scottish Premiership.
Defoe unselfishly passed to the attacking midfielder in the second half when he had the opportunity to shoot himself, ensuring that the Gers secured a second 3-0 victory in a row.
After the match, the veteran striker revealed he was simply following through on a promise made at half-time.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Defoe said: “It is the first time I have ever passed in the box. I said to him at half-time I would try and help him get his hat-trick. I would like to think he would do the same for me.”
Given the forward’s time at Rangers will ultimately be judged on the goals he scores, it was a terrific bit of team-focused football and a reminder to players like Alfredo Morelos that the good of the club always comes ahead of personal glory or feelings.
Fans have been impressed by Defoe’s recent displays since replacing the Colombian in the team due to suspension, with many predicting the 22-year-old may find it tough to regain his place.
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