Romania supervisor Mirel Radoi has referred to as for the nation’s followers to cease evaluating the Rangers child to his legendary father.
The attacking midfielder was very good at Ibrox on Saturday as he probed and handed Dundee United into submission.
However he endured a irritating time on worldwide obligation when he was subbed off for Romania in opposition to Northern Eire and was an unused sub for his nation’s second Nations League recreation in opposition to Austria.
That led to criticism in his homeland, however Radoi has now jumped to the defence of Hagi, who is ready to line up for Rangers tonight within the Europa League in opposition to Lincoln Crimson Imps in Gibraltar.
And he is urged followers to not examine him along with his well-known dad Gheorghe.
He stated: “Everyone knows who Gheorghe Hagi was and all of us anticipate Ianis to be the identical. And he is not.
“Let me inform the followers that I’ve complete confidence in Ianis.
“In our current video games, I took him off in opposition to Northern Eire as a result of he had been booked and the fourth official checked out me after he had made one other sort out.
“Then in opposition to Austria, I needed to make two modifications by harm and our tactical plan needed to be ripped up, so I could not put him on.
“We did not fail to beat Northern Eire due to Ianis.
“Ianis is an important member of this crew. Have a look at his final recreation for Rangers, he was the most effective participant on the pitch.
“He has performed 11 instances for Romania and has in all probability performed out of place in ten of these. He is been used on the left wing and the proper wing, however I see him as a No.10 and that is the place he’ll play for us.”