On Friday night, Mohamed El Younosi and Southampton grabbed the three points when they met Aston Villa.
Adam Armstrong won the match with a goal after three minutes.
Villa manager under heavy pressure: – I am a warrior
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– There were two very different rounds. We make a very good first half and make a lot. When we came out in the second round we were way behind and we pressed. “It was about defending the lead,” Moi Al Younusi told TV 2 after the match.
He secured Southampton’s 10th point in the team’s last four Premier League games. The Yunusi started them all.
– Of course you want to contribute, so I really appreciate the confidence I get from the coach, says Moi.
However, when Southampton met Chelsea in the League Cup earlier this week, the 27-year-old was not included. He had to have surgery on his injured thumb.
– How’s it going with your thumbs now, Moy?
– Things are going well now, after I had my operation. The whole thumb was loose for two weeks, so it was necessary to put it in place. Now it is, but I have to use a splint for a few weeks, the 27-year-old explains.
– I played it, and I was in pain for several weeks, without thinking much about it. The examination showed that it was not as it should be, but after the operation it was OK, he said.
That the much-needed process happened when it happened – and that the League Cup match was thus the only game he had to face, is Moy’s special feature, one must believe the national team manager, Stahl Solbachen.
Solbakken on Mooy’s injury: – We can’t brag about ourselves or Southampton
We won’t be proud of ourselves or of Southampton. Moy took the reins, and was desperate to give the best to both the club and the national team. Solbakken said it was his initiative and his way of dealing with this situation, which means we have a solution that he, the national team and Southampton are pleased with.
We had a good dialogue with the club to find the right time. I had to have surgery, and next week is the time we talked about. I wasn’t keen on that. Then we found the best alternative, which made me miss the cup match, says Moi.
Thus, one of Norway’s strongest players is ready for the upcoming national team rally, and the very important World Cup qualifying match against the Netherlands.
– I’m really looking forward to it. I have two days off first, as I will rest at home with the family. Then Ilyonosi concludes by saying that I am really looking forward to meeting next week and the national team.
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