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'Best way to talk is with my feet': Mohamed Elyounoussi responds to commitment claims

Lane Dias November 9, 2020
Motherwell v Celtic - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership
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Celtic forward Mohamed Elyounoussi has dismissed claims suggesting he is uncommitted to the club, after scoring a hat-trick in the Bhoys’ 4-1 victory over Motherwell on Sunday, reports Sports Mole.

The 26-year-old has been integral for the Scottish outfit in Europe this term. He has produced seven attacking returns in as many matches, including three goals in the Europa League group stage.

However, he attracted criticism among former Celtic players Chris Sutton and Paul Lambert for his antics in midweek.

Elyounoussi was alleged to be on his phone after being substituted in Thursday’s 4-1 defeat to Sparta Prague in the Europa League.

‘Best way to talk is with my feet’

However, speaking after his treble on Sunday, the winger suggested that he was disappointed at speculation regarding his professionalism at the club.

The Norwegian international believed that the best way to react to his doubters was with an excellent performance, which he undoubtedly delivered.

“What I have to say is that no one should question my commitment to the team.

“I am very professional and, like I said, the best way to talk is with my feet.

“I’m here to help the team score goals and win games. So in the end, of course, I was frustrated and disappointed that someone questioned my professionalism.

“I am very committed and I am happy to help the team win yesterday. That’s the best way to react.”

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Elyounoussi’s run at Celtic

The winger joined the Hoops on a two-year loan from Southampton last summer.

He was involved in 13 goals last campaign, scoring seven times and providing six assists in 20 appearances overall.

This term, he has ten goals and provided four assists from 18 appearances in all competitions.

Elyounoussi’s importance has been integral for Celtic, who are nine points behind rivals Rangers with two games in hand.

‘I give 100 per cent’

He suggested that he is giving his utmost for the cause in both phases of play and is determined to help the club reach their goal.

“Anyone who knows me realises I am very professional, I give 100 per cent for my team and I am very committed on the pitch.

“Not only offensively, defensively as well. So, I don’t think someone should question my professionalism on the pitch.

“That’s in the past, I just focus on the next one ahead. We’re happy we’ve got the three points.”

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