FK Sarajevo v Celtic: “It’s all about ourselves and what we can produce in this game,” Moi Elyounoussi

Moi Elyounoussi joined his manager Neil Lennon on media duties today. The two spoke to the hacks from Celtic Park via video-links ahead of the team heading to the airport for the flight to Bosnia.

We have already reported on what the Celtic manager had to say and you can catch up with that below…

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Elyounoussi came off the bench last Thursday night in the Latvian capital to score the only goal of the match against Riga FC and earn Celtic a place in the Europa League Play-offs. Tomorrow’s match, like last week’s will be a match match affair with the outcome determined on the night. The winners will go into the Group Stages of the Europa League.

“The most important thing is we have a good performance. Whoever scores I am happy for them but as long as we win the game, I am happy,” Elyounoussi said.

Here’s Moi’s press media conference from today, courtesy of the club’s You Tube channel. ..

“Scoring helps your confidence, of course, and I think we’ve been playing good football in general as a team, and that’s why you get opportunities,”Moi added.

“It’s never a one-man show, the whole team have been playing well and I’m just happy that I can contribute. Hopefully we can build on the Hibs result and take that into tomorrow night’s game,” Elyounoussi added.

“There’s no doubt we want to be in the Europa League. Unfortunately it’s not the Champions League this year, but we’ll do everything we can to reach our target. We’re focused, the boys looked sharp today after training at the stadium before heading off to the airport, and we are ready.

“Confidence is important in football generally. But I don’t think it’s just about confidence, I think we played well, we passed well, we were good in possession and we were strong. There are a lot of things to build on. There are always elements of our game that we can build on, but I think if we can match the performance we had against Hibs then we’re looking good.

“We go into the game to win. It’ll be a difficult game. Riga defended well and perhaps Sarajevo will play similarly against us, but hopefully we can score a little bit earlier this time. We concentrate on ourselves and what we can do.

“In the end, it’s all about ourselves and what we can produce in this game. I’m the type of player who’s never satisfied, and I think there’s always things we can improve on.”

NEXT UP on The Celtic Star, Niall J profiles tomorrow’s opposition FK Sarajevo, so stay tuned for that.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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