Former Celtic striker Harald Brattbakk has said, Mohamed Elyounoussi was always bound to be a brilliant player from a young age, as he always stood out in Norway at that time.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Brattbakk who was of course once a Celtic Norwegian hero himself, spoke about how he brought something special as a player when he was a youngster and now he has matured into an even better one who could play a massive part for Celtic this season.

“I watched Elyounoussi from an early age in Norway and at that time he looked like unfinished material. He had an edge to his game, which was good, but he needed to mature and he has.

“He’s grown into a very good forward player and for Celtic, it will be really important to have him available for the race to 10 In A Row.

“It’s going to be hard but if he performs as he has done in the last few games he’ll be an asset for them.

“But he brought something special to the game and now that he’s matured he’s even better.

“He was always regarded as a talent in Norway but getting to Celtic and playing regularly has been great for him. I hope he can be a big player in the title race.”

So far this season, Elyounoussi has arguably been one of Celtic’s best players, scoring 10 goals in all competitions, in what has been a rocky start to the season for Neil Lennon’s side.

Included in that have been some big goals against the likes of Lille and a late winner in Riga which helped us on our way in the 3rd round Europa League qualifier.

His last performance was probably his standout one of the season though, grabbing a hat-trick against Motherwell.

As Brattbakk says, the winger has the brilliant ability, so hopefully, he and the rest of the squad can kick on from now and build a bit of momentum with the up and coming games.


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