TWO-goal hero Ianis Hagi believes the Ibrox faithful helped Rangers record a famous win over Braga in the Europa League tonight.
The Light Blues were 2-0 down after 59 minutes but Hagi, on 67 minutes, started a remarkable comeback when he beat the visitors’ goalkeeper Matheus with a terrific shot via the near post.
Joe Aribo then produced a moment of individual brilliance to level the score before Hagi’s deflected free-kick with eight minutes remaining sent Ibrox wild.
The 21-year-old Romanian was still buzzing when he was interviewed for RangersTV post-match and he thanked the club’s fans for driving the team forward in the latter stages of an incredible match.
He said: “It was amazing. The stands just pushed us for every single goal – it’s amazing.
“We didn’t have anything to lose anymore. We were 2-0 down and we just had to push and score goals and try to create.
“It’s the knockout stages so when these moments happen you don’t have anything to lose, we just have to go and attack.
“My first goal was just instinct, I cut on my left and shot towards the first post. I’m happy it went in.
“And Joe is an amazing dude man. Playing three positions in less than 45 minutes, it’s crazy, it’s madness, but, you know, he was just out there and giving that positive stuff every single moment he had the ball.
“He is sacrificing for the team because playing as a left-back, I think it was his first time. It’s amazing and scoring that goal, that dude is special.
“But Ibrox is just different. I have never felt this before and I’m so happy I’m here.
“This was just the first leg though and we’ve got to go and play the second leg there. It will be an open game and they are a tough team, a good team, and they play the ball really well.
“We just have to go with the same mentality and fight for 90 minutes, because we have to be there for 90 minutes. Hopefully we can qualify.”