Why Ianis Hagi ended up a “filler” player at Alaves: Stoichiță's shocking answer

The fact that our national team players are reserves for some formations in the second part of the ranking should give us something to think about. Unfortunately, as usual, some choose the solution of empty words.

Ianis Hagi risks losing his place in the squad that will be called for Euro 2024

Asked about the situation of Ianis Hagi at Alaves, Mihai Stoichiță, head of the FRF Technical Commission, sought to make some statements that would please the player's father. “I'm also a bit worried, I want Ianis to play there because he's full of talent, I know him, he doesn't skimp on training, he's a player who loves football and wants to play. And he does everything for this thing. Whatever can happen there (no – at Alaves), he can suddenly become a headliner, because you can't ignore him, forever. I also watch Alaves' matches and I think it's unfair that they don't play“said Stoichiță for Orange Sport.

His statements come after, repeatedly, the Spanish press pointed out that Ianis Hagi has poor performances, when he is used by coach Luis Garcia (51 years old).

In the continuation of the dialogue with Orange Sport, Stoichiță also referred to the situation of Horațiu Moldovan, reserve at Atletico Madrid. “Even if there is this risk of not playing, this transfer is extraordinary for the image of Romanian football. With goalkeepers, we have enough examples when the players did not play for club teams and were the best in Romania's goal. Let me give an example of Tătăruşanu” said “Lippi”.


matches, 2 goals and an assist have been collected by Ianis Hagi so far at Alaves in 766 minutes of play. Both goals came in a Copa del Rey first round match against regional league side Deportivo Murcia in a 10–0 win for Alaves.

Romanian internationals marginalized at their clubs

Name Where he plays Minutes accumulated in 2024

Horatiu Moldovan Atletico Madrid 90

Ionut Radu Bournemouth 0

Radu Drăgusin Tottenham 98

Andrei Ratiu Rayo Vallecano 274

Răzvan Marin Empoli 91

Ianis Hagi Alaves 168

George Puscaș Bari 129

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