Molde striker Mohamed Elyounoussi delighted with attention following Celtic goal


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.

(Pic: Laurent Guyot)
Elyounoussi scored the third goal for Molde against Celtic last week (Pic: Laurent Guyot)


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.”