Elyounoussi has "no idea" how many points Celtic are behind Rangers by

By David Walton

December 9, 2020

Mohamed Elyounoussi has eyebrow-raisingly stated he has “no idea” how many points Rangers are ahead of Celtic by in the Premiership.

The Hoops have been struggling all over the place with only two wins in 12 to their name this term. That’s led to an absolute chasm of a gap at the top of the Premiership, with Celtic 13 points behind our rivals with two games in-hand.

You would’ve imagined that many of the current Parkhead stars would’ve been furious with how the table looks and counting the cost of their failings over the last two months.

But not Moi apparently. Quite incredibly, he was quick to dismiss the gap in the Premiership as he stated he’s not even aware of how many points behind his team is.

Speaking at his pre-match presser for Lille via Celtic TV, Elyounoussi said: “No (we don’t talk about it). To be honest I don’t even look at the table. I don’t even know what the gap is or whatever.

“I’m just focusing on ourselves and what we can do and what we can produce. We go out there to play and to win every game, and then after it you know what the score is.

“At the moment I’ve no idea what the table says.”

Moi has previous for this

Funnily enough, Moi actually has previous when it comes to saying he had no idea about the league table.

Speaking in the Celtic View last season (Volume 55, Issue 16, Page 21) after Celtic had seized on a 1-1 draw between Rangers and Hearts to go top, Moi said: “I only heard that we were back on top when I came into training on Monday. I knew Rangers were playing after us but I didn’t know the outcome until it was mentioned in training.”

This looks like a tactic Elyounoussi likes to deploy when talking to the media about his rivals. However, it just comes across so easy to see through.

Celtic star Mohamed Elyounoussi / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Especially this season and in the current scenario, how can you avoid talk of the gap at the top just now? It’s dominating newspapers, TV media, and radio stations. It would be great to know whatever rock Elyounoussi hides under becase I wouldn’t mind a shot myself!

Make no mistake, he knows fine well what the gap is. It’s difficult not to see Neil Lennon bringing it up from time to time to let his players know just how badly they’re letting the supporters down.

In all honestly, it doesn’t matter if they know or they don’t know. So long as they’re not winning games, the gap will only increase regardless of their mind-set on the gap. Elyounoussi’s eight goals in 11 games suggests his own individual approach is working (Transfermarkt), but it’s still difficult to believe him here nevertheless. I’m certainly not buying it anyway.

In other news, one USA international has backed Celtic to complete the 10.