BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press
Molde FK striker Mohamed Elyounoussi admits his Europa League heroics against Celtic have propelled him into the spotlight – but he has no plans to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side just yet.
The Moroccan-born Norwegian internationalist tormented the Hoops in the 3-1 victory over Ronny Deila’s outfit last Thursday, and capped a lively performance with the third goal.
The 21-year-old followed that up with the winning effort in Sunday’s 2-1 Tippeligaen win over Aalesund.
Elyounoussi also netted in Molde’s 3-1 Group A victory over Fenerbahce but the marksman has vowed to keep his feet on firmly on the ground.
He said: “It’s cool to be noticed when you do well, it’s good for your self-esteem.
“That said, I’m very pleased to be a Molde player and will look to thrive here. I’m just thinking about getting better everyday.
“It’s been a fantastic week. First I got the goal against Celtic and now this. It was a mental challenge to try and adjust back to the league after the European game and we managed to come back and finish strong.”
New boss Solskjaer enjoyed a winning return as manager in the league as Molde collected their third successive victory in the top-flight.
The former Manchester United striker lavished praise on Elyounoussi’s performance.
He said: “Moi had a wonderful game on Thursday against Celtic, and was our best player. On Sunday he did the same thing.
“He ran and ran and was rewarded by scoring the match winner.”