Elyounoussi on adapting to the Premier League

By SFC Media Sun 01 Jul Mohamed Elyounoussi
Photo by James Bridle | Southampton FC

Mohamed Elyounoussi is confident he can adapt to the demands of the Premier League quickly after his move from Swiss giants FC Basel.

The 23-year-old has already experienced a significant amount of Champions League football, which included him turning in a superb display to inflict a first home defeat on Manchester City in the last 16 in March.

And the Norwegian international says those experiences have given him a good reading of the qualities required.

“The Premier League is the best league in the world and maybe the toughest one as well,” Elyounoussi said.

“I played some games in the Champions League against Manchester United and Manchester City so I know how the level is and how tough it is.

“I don’t think it’s going to be a problem at all to adapt to the league. The only thing that might be difficult to adapt to is the driving in England!

Speaking about his excitement on working with Saints boss Mark Hughes, Elyounoussi added: “I know that he has a philosophy and a way of playing that is going to suit me very well.

“I had some chats with him before I came here and it was really positive. For me, it sounds really good so I can’t wait to pull on the Southampton jersey and be at St Mary’s now.”

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