Ianis Hagi proves his doubters very wrong indeed

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Rangers FC's Romanian midfielder Ianis Hagi (L) celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Lyon friendly tournament football match Olympique Lyonnais (OL) vs Glasgow Rangers FC on July 16, 2020 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu, central-eastern France. - Lyon's main supporters group said on Tuesday they will give up their seats to health workers for a tournament including Celtic, Rangers and fellow French club Nice this week. The friendly competition is being used by Rudi Garcia's side ahead of August's Champions League last 16 second leg tie at Juventus which the Ligue 1 outfit lead 1-0. Only 5,000 people will be allowed for the fixtures at the Groupama Stadium between July 16-18 due to coronavirus restrictions. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP) (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD/AFP via Getty Images)

If the last two matches have taught us anything, it’s that certain Rangers fans should ‘hang their heads in shame’ for smearing Ianis Hagi as not good enough and a bad signing.

While Hagi still has a little ‘settling in’ to get done, the improvement in performance from the Romanian star demonstrates the ‘supporters’ who thought he was a poor acquisition, not equipped to deal with the SPL and just plain not of the calibre literally do not have a clue about football.

We remember one gentleman, who will remain nameless, who attacked Hagi’s stats from Dundee United alleging that one shot on target in five attempts was not good enough, and that the Romanian should be nailing four of them.

Four.

Every match he should have around 80% on target rate?

The gentleman of course overlooked the fact our star man, Ryan Kent, also only managed a single shot on target in four attempts, but, he wasn’t Hagi so no point attacking him, right?

This mentality, this disappointing lack of support from a section of the fanbase towards an excellent little player who had a tiny rough patch earlier this season is why we sometimes get deeply frustrated with some fans who expect ridiculous amounts from certain players, and judge them by different rules.

Hagi’s return to form against Utd and indeed the Imps demonstrated the former Genk man just needed to get some bad form out of his system and his return to parity especially out in Luxembourg shows he is a major player for this club.

He is not the main man – that’s definitely Kent at the moment, but he’s shown he can be relied on as well, in a similar mould.

So, welcome back Hagi, flip the middle finger up at those who doubted you and illegitimi non carborundum.

PS, as an aside, the gentleman in question also ignored Hagi’s two assists. But they don’t matter either, do they…

2 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry but you have to be honest and admit he hasn’t had the best start to the season. He is young and will take time to settle, Kent was poor last season, amazing so far this season.
    You can use the game against the imps to point the he has turned a corner

  2. Fans should remember that it was Ianis and not Georghi Hagi we signed. Perhaps expectations are too high but he has made a decent contribution so far. I think he is a talented footballer who still has much more to show.

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