Romania FA technical director Mihai Stoichita says that people are “trying to destroy” Glasgow Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi.
Hagi under fire
Stoichita has leapt to the defence of the 22-year-old. He said:
“They are trying to destroy Ianis Hagi. It hurts a lot, we give our value players such a hard upbringing.
“We venerate them for some performances a year ago, we glorify them, and then, at the same time, we try to destroy them in two matches. You can’t do that!”
This has been a difficult period for Hagi, both at club and international level. He has proven himself to be an important first-team member at Ibrox, managing eight assists in 16 matches in all competitions under Steven Gerrard this term, but he has started just one of the last six matches for the 54-time Scottish champions in the Premiership.
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Now, he is playing at a level which is arguably below him for Romania. Currently valued at £4.05m (Transfermarkt), Hagi has the weight of his father’s name on his shoulders. Gheorghe, after all, is the greatest Romanian player of all time. Hopefully that is not becoming too much of a burden for the youngster.
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