Mohamed Elyounoussi probably does not get enough credit for how well he did at Celtic. A large reason behind that is that his first season with the club was filled with injuries and was also called off in the middle. The second one was the 2020/21 campaign. The Norwegian was one of the few shining lights during a period most fans would like to forget.
Elyounoussi is in one of the best periods of his career right now. He recently scored in FC Copenhagen’s 4-3 win over Manchester United. And he got himself the equaliser in Norway’s 3-3 draw with Scotland.
It had looked like the Scotland national team was on their way to a victory. But Elyounoussi scored in the 86th minute to make it 3-3 at Hampden Park.
This was not the first time that he scored at Hampden Park though. And the Norwegian seems to have fond memories.
Elyounoussi makes Celtic claim after heroics
"“That’s almost how I expected it from myself.“I have good memories from here, also from this stadium, with trophies and goals. It was almost like it was written down that I was going to score. It was awkward that they took the lead, but I knew it was a chance to come in and help turn the game around for us.”"
Elyounoussi had put in a superb performance at Hampden Park while on loan at Celtic. It was in the Scottish League Cup semi-finals in the 2019/20 season.
It was a 5-2 win for Celtic over Hibernian. Elyounoussi scored twice and assisted two more as well, in what was one of his best displays for the Hoops.
Celtic would go on to win the Scottish League Cup that season. Of course, most will remember Fraser Forster’s heroic performance in the final against the Rangers as the Hoops won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Christopher Jullien.
Elyounoussi played his best football for Celtic in the 2020/21 season. He scored against teams like AC Milan, Lille and the Rangers. He even got himself a hattrick vs Motherwell. It was all for nothing though as the Hoops finished trophyless and lost their chance to win ten-in-a-row. The Norwegian’s loan also ended and he would return to Southampton.