Jon Toral has admitted that he’s not fully fit after a poor loan spell in Spain which saw him play only 267 minutes in the league.
Reuniting with Mark Warbuton, who previously took the midfielder on loan at Brentford, Toral is hoping that he can do enough to force himself into Arsene Wenger’s plans. It’s a big ask for the talented youngster who has been beset by genetic knee problems requiring numerous operations. This has stalled his development somewhat, but the problems seem to be well behind him now which is great news.
Speaking ahead of Ranger’s trip to Motherwell, Toral told the Official Rangers podcast, “We have to up the tempo from the first minute and move the ball quicker and side to side to open them a bit.
“The last ball, the quality ball has to be better. We need to keep getting into those positions and it will happen.
“It was different to playing in Spain. Obviously in Spain everything is a little bit slower tempo than games in Britain.
“I am getting used to that again and getting match fit because I haven’t played much football this season. I need to get that fitness to be at the top of my game.
“I don’t like to talk about myself but I am an attacking midfielder, I like to create chances and get in the box myself to get a few goals.
“I am just going to try and help the team attacking wise, and help them defensively as well. It is a team game and we have to attack together and defend together.
“I think targets can sometimes put pressure on a player. I am just going to try and help the team and if I get chances I know that I have to push myself to score them.”
Source: Official Rangers podcast