Ianis Hagi sensationally AXED from Rangers squad after comments

Ianis Hagi sensationally AXED from Rangers squad after comments
Rangers' Romanian midfielder Ianis Hagi warms up ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32, 2nd leg football match between Rangers and Royal Antwerp at the Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow on February 25, 2021. (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE / POOL / AFP) (Photo by RUSSELL CHEYNE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Ianis Hagi has been AXED from Rangers’ squad to face PSV tomorrow night in what could be the final curtain on his Ibrox career having slightly criticised the club/Michael Beale for not playing him.

After saying he didn’t agree with the manager, the Romanian has been cast from the squad to face PSV and will play no role tomorrow night when Peter Bosz brings his side from the Eredivisie to take Michael Beale’s men on.

He said:

“Look, I think every football player wants to play. I am obviously disappointed about the situation that I am [in]. But I respect the gaffers’ decisions. That doesn’t mean that I agree with them, but I respect them. He is the football manager of this football club. You know, I am a simple guy and I just love football. I train 100 per cent on a daily basis, I have come back from a one year injury. They know who I am, they know my history at this football club and what I did. You know, I just want to play football. I am in no position to prove to anyone anything. They know who I am as a player, they know what I did here when I have played football games. I have won, at this football club, individual trophies and collective trophies. For me, as I said, I am a simple guy. I just love to play football. That is what I did since I started walking as a kid.”

In the way Hagi has said ‘I don’t agree’ and ‘he is the manager’, Beale has clearly taken exception to the outspoken words and removed him from the squad to take in the Champions League playoff, and in all fairness given how far behind his mind the Romanian’s body appears to be, aside the personal aspect of this decision, there’s football justification in there too.

But mainly the issue of Beale’s clear contempt for Hagi (which seems to be mutual) compared with how Rabbi Matondo respectfully described his own fringe situation and how he’d try to prove himself.

Compare that with Hagi claiming he has nothing to prove and perhaps slightly misguidedly and arrogantly boasting of his achievements with the club, and we’d be very surprised if he ever features on the bench again.

After an injury like that, you have everything to prove all over again – it’s part of the ordeal of a bad and long-term injury. Tom Lawrence is exactly the same, he has to start again with Rangers. If he is given the chance.

But Hagi? He’s probably done now.

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  1. Hagi’s comments aside it is worrying that if you speak out and Beale doesn’t like it your axed from the squad and effectively your career could be all but over unless you get your agent to get another club and quickly. This seems to me that decisions made by Beale are not based on what’s best for our Club, and that is not how our manager should be acting. No player, no manager no one is bigger than our Club!!! 💙💙

  2. Hagi hasn’t fully came back to his previous best since the long injury. He’s lost pace and impetus. He obviously upset Bealecwith his comments which has given Beale the opportunity to show him the door. If we can some decent money then fine .

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