After Rangers star Ianis Hagee scored in the 2–0 win over Hamilton, there were real hopes that the Romanian season would start and show fans why. The club paid £ 3 million for his services.
There was some controversy about the player’s performance at home early in the season A brewing feeling that games were bypassing the talented playmaker.
But Hamilton’s goal appears to give Hagee a kick in the ass and in the 4–0 win over Dundee United the midfielder was sometimes unplayable.
When Hagee is in this type of figure, he always seems to find space and have time on the ball.
He doesn’t have the same speed as Ryan Kent, but the player’s vision is second to none and the creative spark in the final third was more than evident on Saturday.
Hagee had assists in the 4-0 win – the first was one to two nutmeg passes with Ryan Kent and the second was a superb pass by Scott Arfield.
Steven Gerrard spoke of the player’s confidence after the goal against Hamilton and the performance against Dundee United, challenging the player to find “stability”.
“We saw a real solid performance in Hamilton. He got the goal that did the good for the world for his individual confidence,” said Gerrard. [Rangers].
Different players take different times to gain speed.
“ But it definitely looks close to what we saw at the end of last season before Covid started, which is great to see because when he’s at his best, he definitely helps the team tremendously.
“He succeeds on the big European nights but I want him to succeed in every game. I want him to be consistent.
“When you are a young player and you grow and develop, you have to strive for consistency.
“This would be the biggest challenge for Eianes but this is the reason why a club like Rangers is ideal for him because the fans and the staff will demand that from him.”
Gerrard’s comments also come after Romanian national team manager Merrill Radoy launched an enthusiastic defense for the Rangers’ superstar after a tumultuous performance for his country.
It’s easy to forget that Hagee is only 21 years old and Radoway responded to the crowd by saying he had “complete confidence” in the midfielder.
“We all know who George Hagee was and we all expect Iannis to be the same,” Radoy said [Scottish Sun].
“Let me tell the fans that I have complete confidence in Iannis.
Iannis is a vital member of this team. Look at his last game with Rangers, he was the best player on the field.
“He has played 11 times for Romania and may have played outside the center in 10 of them.
“He was used on the left wing and the right wing, but I see him No. 10 and this is where he will play for us.”
With his coaches at club and national levels giving the Rangers star such solid support, Hagee must challenge himself to see the best midfielder worth £ 3m as the season starts to grow.
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