Alfredo Morelos was “a little bit disgusted” by Ianis Hagi at one moment as Rangers won 5-2 against Antwerp on Thursday night at Ibrox, according to Stephen Craigan.

In the 16th minute, not long after Morelos opened the scoring, Hagi had a shot at goal from about 30 yards when he could have easily passed the ball to the Colombian, who was pretty much unmarked on the edge of the area.

Alex Rae said on BT Sport 3 that Hagi “didn’t quite connect” with the shot.


Ex-Motherwell player Craigan then noticed Morelos’ reaction. He said: “And Alfredo Morelos’ reaction showed you he wasn’t happy. He was a little bit disgusted, shall we say.”

Rae responded by saying: “Typical striker.”

Wasteful Hagi

It wasn’t the only time when Hagi spurned a good attack as minutes later, he opted to shoot at goal from a tight angle rather than pass to Morelos in the box.

The Romanian is unlikely to be in El Bufalo’s good books at the moment but at least it shows Hagi is hungry and wants to get on the scoresheet too.

Morelos wants as many goals as possible too. It’s just two players who want to do as best as they can.

And, as Rae pointed out, Morelos was just being a typical striker. Why would he not want Hagi to pass to him?

Morelos was a man possessed on Thursday.

He failed to impress in the first half of the season but in the last couple of weeks, he’s returned to the player we all know and love.

That display against Antwerp was arguably his best of the campaign.

In other Rangers news, John Hartson made a big claim about the Gers after Neil Lennon quit Celtic.


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