Polster says goodbye following Ibrox ‘dream’
MATT POLSTER has thanked Steven Gerrard and his staff for making his Scottish dream come true.
And the versatile defender has vowed to take Rangers’ winning mentality back to Major League Soccer with him.
The 27-year-old departed Ibrox to join New England Revolution on Wednesday evening for an undisclosed fee.
Polster made just 10 appearances for Rangers during his 18-month stint, nevertheless, he has expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to experience ‘a different world’ in his first playing spell outside the United States.
He said: “Going over to Scotland was a dream for me. I made that happen and I want to thank the staff for that. The experience was incredible.
“It’s a different world over there, especially at Rangers. It’s so competitive. You need to win games and hopefully can bring that mentality back to the U.S.”
Polster added that he is determined to kick-start his career under the watchful eye of former national team boss Bruce Arena, who is technical director and head coach of the Revs.
Polster continued: “I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to play for a coach like Bruce [Arena] and the staff he has.
“The staff showed a real willingness to get me over here so I want to play for him and I want to win. Bruce is a winning coach.”