Moi Elyounoussi has told Celtic’s media critics that they haven’t impacted the dressing room.
Four matches without a win whipped up a frenzy in a media that seemed to have grown tired of one club knocking off 11 domestic trophy wins in succession.
A week ago Neil Lennon gave an impassioned media conference where he tackled the critics head on with newspaper groups and former players firmly in his sights.
Since that conference Celtic have drawn 2-2 away to Lille and saw off Aberdeen to book a place in the final of the Scottish Cup next month against Hearts.
As a Norwegian on loan from an English club it’s unlikely that Elyounoussi pours over the reactions of Glasgow based media with the 25-year-old looking bemused as he was grilled again about the ‘problems’ at Celtic.
It was three matches without a win, there seemed to be a big furore, did that surprise you?
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A club this size, of course there will be disappointment and criticism if you lose a game or draw, whatever. The thing is that we are disappointed as well that we didn’t win. We try to win every game that we go into. And sometimes you can lose, you know. Any team can lose, any team can draw, that happens.
Now we are just looking forward, those games are gone. Yes, I was surprised. Yes, the criticism I don’t understand it. To be honest I haven’t read anything, just what I’ve heard from you guys. So I don’t understand it, no, but in the end I know that we have our supporters behind us and supporting us going forward. That is the most important thing for us.
With three of Celtic’s last two matches Elyounoussi will be one of the main goal threats to Sparta Prague on Thursday night.