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Rangers star blasts national team manager after international mauling

Rangers midfielder Ianis Hagi appears to have blasted his national team manager after Romania were hammered 4-0 by Norway.

The Romanian talent was hooked in the second half of the international drubbing where Braut Erling Haaland netted a hattrick with fellow striker Alexander Sorloth the other name on the scoresheet.

Rangers star Ianis Hagi has blasted the Romania national team manager. (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

It was a humbling night for Hagi and his Romanian teammates and the £3m Rangers summer signing had some choice words for manager Mirel Radoi after the match.

“You should ask the selector (Radoi) about the fact that we did not have opportunities!” said Hagi [Digisport].

“You run 4-5 minutes after the ball and when you have the ball at your feet you can’t do anything, you lose your energy, your breath, you can only take out a foul.

“We are at the beginning of the road with the new coach and we could not apply on the field what is transmitted to us from the sidelines.

“The anger is great, I do not want to say anything stupid.”

There is clearly more than a smidgen of frustration from the 21-year-old, whose father Gheorghe is widely considered Romania’s greatest ever export.

Hagi Snr is the nation’s joint-top scorer of all time, tied with former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu on 35 goals.

Former Romania centre-half/defensive midfielder Mirel Radoi has been in charge since November 2019 after being promoted to the role following a successful spell as U21 coach.

Hagi is the top assister in the Scottish Premiership this season with five assists. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

During this period he worked closely with Ianis as Radoi guided the youth squad to the semi-finals of the U21 European Championships in 2019.

Romania are currently 3rd in UEFA Nations League B group 1 with their next match set to be against Austria in Ploiești on the 14th of October.

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