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BIGGEST SEASON IN CELTIC’S HISTORY? ‘SO, NO PRESSURE,’ JOKES NEW BHOY

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NEW Bhoy Mohamed Elyounoussi has vowed to show the fans he can do even better as he signed up for 10 in a row.

The Norwegian striker knocked back interest from Spanish duo Valencia and Real Betis to agree a second loan switch from Southampton.

Elyounoussi was the two-goal star of the show when the Hoops hammered Hibs 5-2 in the Betfred League Cup semi-final in November, but his progress was severly hampered after he broke a foot while on international duty later that month.

The 25-year-old former Basel left-sided raider, who cost the Saints £16million when he signed two years ago, told Celtic TV: “It is an interesting season ahead and I think I can do more than what I did last season.

“Obviously, the injury stopped everything for me, so I will try to give even more from myself this year.

“In the end, I just want to talk with my feet. Me and the boys have been working hard in the break.

“The physical coaches have been doing exceptional work to give us homework and we’ve been training well, and now that we’re back training.

“It’s been good and we’re looking forward for the season to start.”

Elyounoussi added: “It’s maybe one of the biggest seasons in the history of Celtic, so no pressure!

“But we’re looking forward to it. We’ve been working really hard and I’m sure all the other teams in the league have been working hard to try to stop us.

“But we’re going to give everything. I hope that we can play the games with our fans as soon as possible, because with their help, hopefully we can achieve something great.”

The Morocco-born forward netted seven goals in an eight-game spell before his campaign was curtailed by his injury setback.

The club confirmed: “Celtic Football Club is delighted to announce that Mohamed Elyounoussi has signed a new season-long loan with the Scottish Champions. The Norwegian internationalist spent last season with the Hoops on loan from Southampton, playing his part in the club’s nine-in-a-row title success.

“The 25-year-old made his debut in a 1-0 win away to Hamilton Accies back in September last year, while he netted the first of seven Celtic goals in a UEFA Europa League group-stage victory over CFR Cluj at Celtic Park.

“He also scored doubles in the 6-0 home win over Ross County and the 5-2 League Cup semi-final win over Hibernian, and he picked up two medals with Neil Lennon’s side last season – the League Cup and the Premiership. And the attacker was part of the first ever Celtic side to win a competitive match in Italy, when the Hoops beat Lazio 2-1 in Rome.

“Celtic fans will be delighted that Moi has returned to Paradise for the 2020/21 season, ready to play his part in what will be a momentous campaign ahead.”

 
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