BRUNO Alves admits he is loving being on free-kick duty at Rangers after being denied from taking them for Portugal by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The centre-half curled home a stunning set-piece in the Light Blues’ League Cup win but says he isn’t actually too bothered about scoring.
Euro 2016 winner Alves has already been taken to the hearts of Gers fans with a series of solid performances and “Bruno” could be heard ringing out around Ibrox on Wednesday evening.
Speaking ahead of this weekend game he said: “Free-kicks are something that I used to do for all these years and all the teams that I used to play for.
“I have scored some goals by free-kicks but we also have other players who can do it and i think the moment will dictate who is going to take it.
“Who takes the free-kicks is not important; the important thing is that the team wins.
“I don’t get so many chances to take them with Portugal when Ronaldo is there because he is the best.
“They are one of his specialities because he has so many good skills and that is just one more of them, we are learning every day with him when we are together.
“My target is to do a good job and I won’t take a role to score, we have strikers and the players need that to get more confidence.
“This is something extra for me, for me it is not important to score goals, it is important for me to defend well. If I can score and I can help the team then even better.
“I learnt from my father that when you give your best and you give everything you have then good things come to you.
“I think the fans think I am giving my best, I bring my experience and I fight every team for this club and I think they are happy for that.”
Rangers have won every game since Alves took his place in the centre of defence and the Portuguese international thinks things are coming together at the right time.
He continued: “So far so good, the two official games we have won and we want to create this mentality and attitude for winning.
“I think every game we are improving and it is important that in games like Wednesday’s that we get more confidence.
“I think we need to keep doing what we are doing, try to play good football, never give up and try to win.
“Even sometimes you cannot play so well but the important thing is winning the games.
“I know it is going to be very competitive in the league but we are here working hard and we are ready for the games that are coming.”