Mohammed Elyounoussi has been enjoying a bit of a renaissance at Southampton and was in superb form once again recently, this time for his country.
The winger scored in Norway’s 2-0 win against Latvia on Saturday evening to make five goals in his last four appearances for club and country.
As per SofaScore, the Saints winger would earn an impressive 7.6/10 rating for his performance, with only Martin Odegaard (8.5) and Erling Haaland (7.8) rated higher of every player from both sides to start the game.
As well as his goal, the £10.8m-rated Elyounoussi would complete an impressive six dribbles and registered four shots on target in total, which emphasises just how dangerous and confident he is in front of goal at the moment.
The former FC Basel man endured a difficult start to life at St Mary’s and spent each of the last two seasons on loan with Celtic, contributing an impressive 24 goals and 14 assists in 67 appearances for the Hoops.
Ralph Hasenhuttl suggested that he would be given an opportunity to impress again with Southampton this season and after being left out of the side for the opening two Premier League fixtures he emphasised his quality with three goals and two assists in the 8-0 thrashing of Newport in the League Cup.
He was then rewarded with a start in the 2-2 draw against Newcastle United and scored Southampton’s first goal there, so it seems as if he has done enough to win over the Austrian manager and show that he can be a key player for the Saints this season.
Saints fans will no doubt be delighted to see him continue his fine recent form for his country and will be hoping to see him pick up where he left off when the Saints face West Ham at St Mary’s this weekend.
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