Moi Elyounoussi has vowed to be ready to fire Celtic ahead in their match against Sparta Prague on Thursday night, the Hoops are aiming for their first 3 points in Europe this season.
The Norwegian internationalist has managed to go on a scoring spree so far this season as Moi has netted 8 times with 6 of those coming from European games.
The 26 year old was the main goal threat last week as Celtic drew 2-2 with Lille in France with Elyounoussi grabbing both of those vital goals.
“I feel in great shape, the team is doing well and as long as we keep winning, that’s the most important thing. But, obviously, as an attacking player, you always want to contribute with either goals or assists, so I’m really happy that I can help my team and hopefully I can keep that going.
“My main focus is to play as well as I can for Celtic. I’m enjoying my time here and I try to do my best in every game, so that’s my main focus. As long as I keep playing well, that’s the most important thing. I’ve enjoyed my time here so far, and that’s why I wanted to extend my loan for another year, and so far, it’s been very nice.
“Any team can have a dip in form but I think we’re back on it now. We’ve had a good week – it was a good performance away against Lille and then again on Sunday at Hampden, so this is something we need to build on. We need to keep the momentum going. Like I said, we’re in good shape and good form now.”
“Everyone knows what this game means and it’s very important for us. We know that, and anything less than a win would be disappointing, but we are confident and we just have to go out there, do our job and keep the momentum going.
“We believe in ourselves and everyone working at the club is helping us to achieve our goals so, in the end, there will always be someone who is against us for whatever reason. The only thing we can do is prove everyone wrong, train hard and try to come back and win the next game.”
Sparta Prague have confirmed that they have many key players who will miss the Celtic match due to injury or Covid-19 related issues, this could be Neil Lennon’s first clear chance at turning this Europa League group around.