Earlier today, we covered quotes from Rangers star Ianis Hagi, in which he revealed his love for Galatasaray.

Hagi enjoyed his first full season at Ibrox, as Steven Gerrard’s Rangers won the title to bring an end to Celtic’s run.

The Romania international initially joined the Scottish Premiership champions on loan from Genk in the winter 2020 market and his stay at the club was made permanent later that year.

Hagi left Genk six months after joining them from Viitorul Constanța. Despite struggling during his short spell with the Jupiler Pro League side, he managed to attract interest from Rangers and other clubs in 2020.

Digi Sport have published another part of the interview, in which the attacking midfielder detailed how he struggled during his time at Genk.

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“I thought that going to Genk was the perfect step for me, they insisted a lot for me, I had the opportunity to go to the club I wanted, not to the one that pays me better,” he said.

“After 6 months, it was seen that it was not a good decision, maybe I analysed it too much, maybe you have to resort to instinct, as on the pitch.

“It wasn’t the best decision, I was going to a Champions League team, I was expecting a lot of things from the very top up and I didn’t find that, I wasn’t happy either on or off the pich.

“The training camp went well, at the first stage I didn’t catch the group and then I realised that it’s something that doesn’t depend on me and that I don’t see myself continuing at this club.”

Hagi then went on to explain Gerrard ‘saved him’ from his tough time at Genk and also detailed how the former Liverpool star convinced him to snub another club in favour of Rangers.

“I decided with the agent to leave [Genk]. There were two options, one from Spain and Rangers. A coach like Steven Gerrard is a big impact. He called me on the phone to talk to me, it was great,” the player explained.

“He told me to stay calm, to ask everything I wanted to know. I asked all the questions, we were on the same page, and I decided to go to Rangers.

“I entered the training centre and it was written that it is the most successful club in the world, that performance is required from the get go.”