For many Celts it’s been a relatively disappointing international break so far, but Mohamed Elyounoussi bucked that trend for Norway yesterday.

The Norwegians secured a huge 1-0 win in Montenegro after a troubling start to their World Cup qualifying group. A pretty tame 3-0 win in Gibraltar was followed by a shocking 3-0 home defeat to Turkey. Stale Solbakken’s side needed to secure the three points in their third match to get their World Cup bid back on track.

And it was left to Moi Elounoussi to provide the magical spark that would put Norway on track. After darting to the by-line whilst showing tremendous footwork, he squared perfectly for Leipzig’s Alexander Sorloth to tap home. You can view the piece of class for yourself below:

It was a piece of work that was certainly appreciated by goalscorer Sorloth. Speaking to Norwegian outlet TV2 post-match, he made the following remark on the Celtic man:

It’s fantastic from Moi. You just have to take your hat off for what he does there!”

Mohamed Elyounoussi in good form after Norway heroics; Celtic could do with some inspiration

It’s great to finally see one of our players stepping up and producing during the international break. Given the troubles Scotland, Ireland, and Norway have had over the last week, it was needed.

No surprises really that it was Elyounoussi who provided the magic. He left for the break in some good form after a goal and strong individual performance vs Rangers. He had every right to be delighted with himself.

And we’re going to need as many players returning feeling good about themselves as possible. Yes, the league is over, but there are still targets that Celtic should be aiming for this season.

Mohamed Elyounoussi in action for Norway
Mohamed Elyounoussi in action for Norway (Photo by Filip Filipovic/Getty Images)

We have a Scottish Cup that we should be going all out to secure. In addition to that, ensuring our rivals don’t end the season unbeaten should also be a priority. Especially given the fact our own invincible season came not too long ago.

So this is good stuff from Moi. It’s always pleasing for Celtic fans to see their top players performing whilst on international duty. It helps boost the morale.

Kristoffer Ajer will also be pleased with himself too after being part of the Norwegian backline that secured a clean sheet. Hopefully both men come back for the final months of the season feeling good about themselves.

In other news, Luca Connell made an enormous impact for Queen’s Park yesterday.

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