Saints trio round off international action

By SFC Media time Tue 26 Mar International
Photo by Getty Images | Angus Gunn

The March international action concludes for Southampton’s players today, with three senior squad members hoping to feature for their respective countries later.

Two face important EURO 2020 qualifiers, with Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Mohamed Elyounoussi focused on the road to next year’s finals, while there is a friendly for keeper Angus Gunn with England Under-21s.

For Højbjerg it is the start of the journey towards the European Championship, as Denmark visit Switzerland in what is a big Group D clash right off the bat (7.45pm GMT).

The Saints captain will no doubt be heading to Basel high on confidence, having netted a brilliant, last-gasp equaliser in Thursday’s 2-2 friendly draw away to Kosovo.

OSLO, NORWAY - OCTOBER 16: Omar Elabdellaoui, Mohammed Elyounoussi of Norway celebrates goal during the UEFA Nations League C group three match between Norway and Bulgaria at Ullevaal Stadion on October 16, 2018 in Oslo, Norway. (Photo by Trond Tandberg/Getty Images)
Mohamed Elyounoussi (right) in action for Norway

Norway and Elyounoussi are already one match into their campaign, having been edged out 2-1 away to Spain in their opening Group F match, with the Saints forward a second-half substitute in that encounter.

After an encouraging display in that game, Norway will be hoping for something to show for their efforts when they host rivals Sweden this evening (7.45pm GMT).

For Gunn, it is a friendly match at home to Germany’s Under-21 team, as the Young Lions continue their build-up to this summer’s European Under-21 Championship.

The Saints keeper played the full game last Thursday, as England drew 1-1 at home to Poland, and he will be hoping for another run out tonight at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium (7.45pm GMT).

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