Joe Aribo says hitting the gym on a regular basis has helped improve his performance for Rangers this season, reports Completesports.com.
The Nigeria international has become an influential figure for the Gers this season playing a key role in their quest for domestic and European success.
The midfielder has scored two goals in his last two appearances against Royal Antwerp and Dundee United.
Gym sessions with Glen Kamara and Connor Goldson have helped Aribo bulk up to allow him to handle the rough and tumble nature of Scottish football.
In Ianis Hagi and Steven Davis, both sleight and skilful yet hugely significant, he has the perfect role models.
“I knew when I first came in that I wasn’t the biggest but I have been trying to put on weight and fill out a shirt for a long time,”Aribo was quoted by Glasgow Times.
“I knew I had to be in the gym and I tried to do as much gym work as possible.
“I am feeling a lot stronger now when I’m going around the pitch. I have got a fast metabolism so I struggle with that.
“We know how physical Scottish football is so I knew that if I was getting stronger then I would be able to match that physicality. That is what I had to do.
“I would say I do most of my gym work with Glen and Connor, but when you see Ianis’ work rate, Davo’s work rate, you see how much gym they do and that motivates you and you know that every single day you can improve. The one per cents are so important.
“I have always wanted to score goals, especially scoring goals from midfield. Goals are big but mainly I just want to perform well. Goals do that as well and adding goals to your game is such a big thing.
“It effects the game, goals win games. To score goals is massive for me.
“I think that is for you to judge [if you are seeing my full potential]. Hopefully you are seeing that finished article but I know there are still levels for me to get to and improve.
“I can always improve every single day so I will keep pushing the hardest I can to be the best that I can be and show that.”Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.