Kevin Thomson was left praising Rangers attacker Ianis Hagi after his excellent display in the Europa League on Thursday night.
The Romanian attacker scored twice in a memorable 3-2 victory over Braga in the Europa League Round of 32.
Braga were heading for a comfortable win in the first leg when they took a 2-0 lead, but Steven Gerrard’s side netted three times in the second-half in response.
Hagi was the star of the show with one brilliant individual goal on his left foot, as well as a deflected free-kick that wrapped up the win ahead of the second leg in Portugal next week.
The 21-year-old only moved to Ibrox on loan in January and has quickly made himself a firm fan favourite.
He’s played in six games across all competitions so far, scoring three goals and supplying one assist.
Former Rangers midfielder Thomson discussed the talented Hagi after his performance and believes he’s unique with his singled-minded attacking approach.
“He has certainly got the quality. This is the talent that the boy has got. He is unique, he doesn’t give you much without the ball, he wants to make things happen, he wants to play in the final third,” Thomson told BT Sport 3 (10:05pm, 21 February).
Hagi has certainly added an extra dynamism in the final third since he joined Rangers and he’s kept the Scottish club alive in Europe with his inspired display.
He’s such a tricky customer that has great ability off both feet and his European contribution should only boost his confidence further.
Gerrard’s team haven’t quite been at their best since returning from the winter break, but they are in a great position to progress in Europe and have some excellent individual players.