Huddersfield Town have confirmed that striker Steve Mounie has been called up to the senior Benin international squad ahead of their crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo.
Steve Mounié has been called-up for @benin_football’s crucial African Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo.
If the Squirrels beat or draw with Togo then they will qualify for the competition this summer.
— Huddersfield Town (@htafcdotcom) 12 March 2019
Benin must avoid defeat against Togo in order to qualify for the prestigious tournament.
Mounie has struggled at the John Smith’s Stadium this season. The 24-year-old forward has only managed two goals and three assists in 25 Premier League outings, as per Transfermarkt’s stats.
A lack of goals has crippled the Terriers this season, as the Yorkshire club have only found the back of the net 15 times in the league in total. They’re currently rooted to the foot of the table with only three wins to their name and just 14 points on the board.
The fact that Mounie is their joint-second top scorer highlights the extent of their struggles in the final third. Jan Siewert’s side now need arguably the biggest miracle in Premier League history to secure top flight survival this season, but the 13-cap Benin international has shown no indications he’s capable of firing them to safety.
The striker has in fact become a laughing stock amongst many Huddersfield fans, as their reaction to his international call-up demonstrates…
— 2 Chambz (@chamberlain1994) 12 March 2019
He can tell them about that goal he once scored.
— Fred Server (@PlcFred) 12 March 2019
Benin going all out for a goalless draw to qualify.
— MrShifter (@pigfarmery) 12 March 2019
Hardly surprising. He is bang in form
— Flocky (@Robert_Flockton) 12 March 2019
Must not have anyone else
— Jim Rushworth htfc (@JimRushworth) 12 March 2019
They arent qualifying then
— Andrew Lesko (@LeskoAndrew) 12 March 2019
How bad must they be
— Calvin (@calvinpjessop) 12 March 2019
Probably score a hat trick
— Lee (@Mandogadventur1) 12 March 2019