'Start him v Leeds', 'we should buy': Some fans hail Southampton ace's international display
Southampton and neutral fans alike have waxed lyrical about Mohamed Elyounoussi’s latest display for Norway.
The Saints ace scored a superb brace to help his nation claim a 2-0 win over Montenegro in World Cup qualifying.
Norway were without Erling Braut Haaland due to injury, but Elyounoussi made sure his absence wasn’t felt too much.
The Southampton attacker opened the scoring in the 29th minute of the Group G clash in Oslo.
Elyounoussi nodded home from close range after Stefan Strandberg headed the ball back across goal from a deep cross.
The 27-year-old then made sure of victory deep into injury time when he curled a brilliant right-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.
Elyounoussi’s heroics kept alive Norway’s s hopes of making the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998.
The Norwegians sit second in Group G on 17 points, two points behind leaders Netherlands and two ahead of third-placed Turkey with two games left.
Here is what some Southampton fans – as well as Norway supporters and neutrals – said about Elyounoussi’s display:
And a stunning low header from Elyounoussi to give 🇳🇴 the lead against 🇲🇪!! 😲 #NORMNE— 👻🦇Bobert (@thatbobertguy) October 11, 2021
Elyounoussi what a baller— Rewan 🇸🇪 (on loan at Messi fc) (@plusMessi) October 11, 2021
We should buy Elyounoussi— olein (@3133era) October 11, 2021
We should look into Mohamed Elyounoussi. He has been outstanding for Norwegian national team and has evolved into a really good player. pic.twitter.com/m5XJuZb4hW— NUFCNation (@NufcNation) October 12, 2021
Elyounoussi with a brace for Norway tonight. Please start him v Leeds, Ralph 🥲— Jordie van der Laan (@Joccki_FPL) October 11, 2021
Elyounoussi scoring twice for Norway tonight. What a pler— Aidan (@AidanCeItic) October 11, 2021
I think odegaard is the Norwegian Pepe, Elyounoussi is the Norwegian Neymar— grizz (@HoGrizz) October 11, 2021
Elyounoussi back in scoring form ahead of the weekend… 👀 #saintsfc— Steve Grant (@SteveGrant1983) October 11, 2021
Southampton are back in action on Saturday when they host Leeds United at St Mary’s in a 3pm kickoff.