MOHAMED ELYOUNOUSSI is being tipped for a huge part in Celtic’s bid for an unprecedented tenth successive title.
The Morocco-born Norwegian left-sided raider returned to the champions last month after agreeing another season-long loan deal from Southampton.
And defender Greg Taylor is delighted to be teaming up again with Elyounoussi and deputy captain Callum McGregor on the Hoops’ left flank.
The £2.25million full-back, speaking to Celtic TV, said: “Moi’s movement is top-class. I think he’ll play a massive part this season and be a massive player for us.
“I certainly enjoy having him in front of me and I think the boys certainly enjoy having him in the team. He scored again the other night and, hopefully, he can continue doing that.
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”All three of us – myself, Moi and Callum – like playing alongside each other. There’s a good understanding and we’ve developed that over the last few weeks in pre-season. Hopefully, that goes from strength to strength. I’m certainly enjoying it and I think the other two lads are, as well.”
The Hoops have returned from their three-game tour of France where they drew 1-1 with Nice, lost 2-1 to Lyon – with Elyounoussi scoring – and defeated 4-0 by Paris Saint-Germain. There were a few fans allowed into the grounds, as home authorities relaxed the coronavirus guidelines, but the three matches were mainly played in ghost grounds.
Taylor added: “For pre-season, it’s not often big attendances, anyway, so we’re getting used to that. Of course, we’ll miss our fans when we’re back at home.
“They play a massive part and they push us on, but, hopefully, it won’t be too long – for them and for us – and we’ll try and put on a performance for them watching at home.”
Neil Lennon’s title kings kick off their bid for a record-breaking tenth crown on the trot with a Premiership opener against Hamilton Accies at Parkhead a week on Sunday when the ninth consecutive flag will be unfurled.