Plenty of Celtic fans took to Twitter to hail the performance of winger Mohamed Elyounoussi on Sunday as he made his return to action following a lengthy absence.
The Norwegian made his first appearance for the Hoops in two months as he was included in the starting XI for the Scottish Cup win over Clyde, having played just once since mid-November as a consequence of a foot injury he picked up on international duty that month.
The 25-year-old, who came to Parkhead on loan from Southampton last August, had made a flying start to his Celtic career, scoring seven goals and providing six assists prior to his injury. He wasn’t able to add to that tally at Broadwood, his early effort from a Moritz Bauer cross being clutched by Clyde goalkeeper David Mitchell (as per Daily Mail).
However, Elyounoussi’s overall performance on his return to action drew praise from several reporters. David Walton of 67hailhail.com noted how he “drifted beyond Clyde defenders with ease at times” and said that he “looked sharp”, while Read Celtic‘s Nathan Dunn felt that he looked “very slick on the left flank”.
These Hoops fans on Twitter were also impressed by the Norwegian winger as he returned from his injury layoff, with one supporter lauding him as a “game changer“:
Thought Elyounoussi was class the day man, I’m begging please break the bank for him @CelticFC
— Reece (@_RH67) February 9, 2020
Was good to see Elyounoussi back. He’ll definitely be a game changer for us again in some league games, the guys quality
— Lewis 🍋 (@LewisLaird01) February 9, 2020
Thought Elyounoussi was brilliant today. Chuffed he’s back. Definitely start him on Wednesday night. The link up play between him, Edouard and Christie is superb. 🍀💚 pic.twitter.com/HtyEcGmJ51
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) February 9, 2020
Could be a slow-burner. Elyounoussi is pure class – brings confidence to the team – he must always play when fit.
— JHB (@JH1949B) February 9, 2020
Elyounoussi, oh how I’ve missed watching you play fitba 😍
— JB (@JB_89_) February 9, 2020
Love seeing Elyounoussi back in the team. Makes such a difference to us.
— Gary ScottishEagle 🏴 (@garydg7) February 9, 2020
Good to see Elyounoussi back.. I don’t care how don’t care why but he’s in that team every single week
— Steo Kelly (@KellySteo) February 9, 2020
Elyounoussi is back & he will play a massive part to 9 IAR 🍀
— celtic jaime 🍀 (official account) (@jaimelawson08) February 9, 2020
What did you make of Elyounoussi’s performance against Clyde? Do you think Celtic missed him over the winter months when he was out injured? Comment below with your views!
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