One of Celtic FC’s newest and brightest stars of the season recently took the opportunity to let Rangers know what to expect next.
Celtic just recently added their “tenth-in-a-row” domestic trophy to their illustrious case. They did so in beating cross-town rivals Rangers in a 1-0 victory at Hampden Park last Sunday. For the majority of the match, the Hoops looked tired, while Rangers were making life difficult. If it weren’t for one Fraser Forster, and a timely goal by Christopher Jullien, then the outcome would have been different.
With the Europa League Group Stage behind them, the Hoops are looking towards their next challenges. The most pressing: Hibernian, today. But, just like every Celtic fan knows, the club’s eyes are set squarely on December 29, 2019. That is the day Rangers come back to Parkhead, and they will want revenge.
However, Celtic is the better club, but Rangers should be a force to be reckoned with, and not underestimated. One wrong move, one mistake, one slip up could cost the Hoops the match.
That is why it was so surprising to see Mohamed Elyounoussi piping up about their rivals, especially to the media in such a public setting. While Rangers may be known for talking like that, it is not in character for Celtic to make such comments.
Speaking to The Daily Record, Mohamed Elyounoussi made a bold claim about what will happen next time the two sides meet:
“When we meet them again we’ll destroy them.”
The Norwegian winger goes on about how he was not as fit as he wanted to be, and that he will be much better come later this month.
As mentioned before, this is incredibly out of character for Celtic players to be making these types of claim to the media, and is not how Scott Brown and Neil Lennon prefer to run things. Instead, Mohamed Elyounoussi needs to be taught how to do his talking on the pitch, not off of it.