Celtic’s Europa League hero, Mohamed Elyounoussi has vowed to prove manager Neil Lennon wrong.

In recent weeks, the Norweigan has found himself out of favour due to several different factors. Last night though, the winger was the match-winner for the hoops, scoring a last-minute goal to secure the tie.

As reported by Sky Sports, after the game, Elyounoussi claimed that he is ready for the challenge and will show the Northern Irishman exactly why he should be in the starting line-up.

“It’s hard when you’re sitting in the stand watching the game. It was a tough game, Riga defended well so those are the type of games you want to come on and score. Of course, like everyone else you want to play every game.

“But when you’re not in the starting XI then you just want to contribute any way you can. I’m just delighted I could come in and score the goal. Obviously it has been a little bit challenging to be left out. But I see this as a challenge.

“There’s two options – either you go around being frustrated or you pick yourself up and try to prove the manager wrong. So I’m trying to train hard and show that I deserve to play.”

During this season, Elyounoussi has found himself a little frustrated, with Neil Lennon’s side not being able to find that creative spark as of yet.

Last season we saw what the 26-year old was capable of during his best spell between October and November last season, in which he was unplayable at times. So we know that there is more to come from him.

Hopefully, with him building up his confidence once again, after the crucial winner last night, Elyounoussi can help elevate himself and this squad back to its best.


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