Rangers ace Ianis Hagi is making the upcoming tie with Sparta Prague a personal one.
The young Romanian wants to be let loose against the Czechs later this month for more than one reason.
Although the tie is a vital one if Rangers want to progress further in Europe, Hagi is also using the tie to settle a score with fellow Romanian Florin Nita.
Speaking to GSP, Hagi said: “I have a personal ambition to score past Nita.”
In the previous tie against Sparta, the Romanian goalkeeper came out on top in a 1-0 win for the host, but Hagi is intent on turning the tables in Glasgow this time around.
“I’m waiting for Nita; I hope to be on the pitch against Sparta Prague to score past him,” asserted the confident Ibrox star.
This almost sounds like a plea to the manager to give him the nod against the Czechs.
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Hagi came off the bench against Brondby on Thursday evening and scored the equaliser as the visitors had to settle for a draw.
It was his third goal of the season across all competitions to go with three assists.
With Rangers and Sparta fighting it out for the second position in Group A, Gerrard’s men are going to have to be at the top of their game to secure all three points.
By the sounds of it, Hagi is desperate to start and prove a point against his fellow countryman.
Rangers require a win of two clear goals in order to guarantee themselves second spot in the group.