‘I never look too far ahead,’ Elyounoussi, loving it while it lasts at Celtic

MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI isn’t thinking about the longer term at the moment, he’s just glad to be playing regularly in Neil Lennon’s side and plans to consider his future only when his season long loan at Celtic ends.

So far the 25 year old has scored seven goals in ten games for Celtic and is fast becoming a fans favourite, with growing calls for his loan deal to be made permanent.

After a frustrating year at St Mary’s, the Norwegian international is, it is fair to say, loving every minute of his time at the Treble Treble winners.

“I haven’t even thought about what is going to happen in the future.

“All I think about is what is going to happen in the next training session and then the next game. I never look too far ahead,” Elyounoussi told the Media, as reported by Scottish Sun.

“When the season is finished I will sit down and look at all of my options, but right now I am just happy to be here and playing for Celtic.

“I think I need to focus on the here and now and not the future or the past.

“After everything I have been through in the last 12 months and not playing at Southampton, it makes me appreciate what I have even more.

“It makes winning semi-finals and playing in Europe even more special for me. I really appreciate how often the gaffer has played me since I have arrived and that belief he has in me.

“I am happy to repay him by scoring some goals and having some assists. I think over the next few months I can get even better.

“I think with the coaches we have here then I am confident I can get stronger. I came here to get some minutes and to try and help the team win some silverware.”

Elyounoussi is likely to start tomorrow evening against Lazio where a win would put Celtic in the driving seat to win the Europa League Group.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who 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 editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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