Former Hibernian Goalkeeper Optimistic About Danilo’s Future at Rangers

Former Hibernian goalkeeper Ofir Marciano recently voiced his belief that Brazilian striker Danilo will eventually find his stride at Rangers, once he adjusts to the intense pressure that comes with representing such a prestigious club. Marciano, who played alongside Danilo during their time at Dutch club Feyenoord, shared his insights into the striker’s progress since his £5.6 million transfer to Rangers last summer.

Danilo’s journey at Ibrox has been marked by some challenges, having scored just two goals in the nine games he has participated in, three of which were starts. These struggles prompted former Rangers forward Kenny Miller to hint at potential issues “behind the scenes” regarding Danilo’s adaptation to his new surroundings. Currently, Gers’ manager, Michael Beale, seems to favor fellow striker Cyriel Dessers, who also arrived at the club during the summer transfer window for a significant fee.

Despite these early difficulties, Ofir Marciano remains optimistic about Danilo’s future with the club, urging Rangers fans to be patient with the talented striker. He pointed out that Danilo’s previous track record is proof of his potential impact, citing the 12 goals he scored across all competitions last season, which played a crucial role in Feyenoord securing the Eredivisie title.

Marciano’s perspective on Danilo’s abilities is encouraging. He told the Daily Record, “I worked with Danilo last season and technically he is amazing. He has amazing control and is a really good finisher.” These qualities, he believes, will eventually shine through once Danilo becomes more accustomed to the demands of representing a club as storied and demanding as Rangers.

Acknowledging the immense pressure that accompanies playing for a club like Rangers, Marciano stressed that adaptation takes time. He noted, “To play for such a big club as Rangers with the pressure, then maybe it will take him time to adapt. But he definitely has the quality to be a big player for Rangers.”

In conclusion, Ofir Marciano’s unwavering faith in Danilo’s abilities and his belief in the striker’s eventual success at Rangers offer a glimmer of hope for fans. Despite the early setbacks, the combination of Danilo’s technical prowess and Marciano’s endorsement suggests that, with patience and support, the Brazilian striker can become a significant asset to the club. As Marciano summed it up, “As soon as he finds his comfort place in the squad and the team, then he will deliver a lot to Rangers. He is a really good player.”