SAINTS manager Ruben Selles has explained his reasons for bringing in striker Moy Elyunoussi after the Norwegian returned to the team after a 2-0 loss to Brentford on Wednesday night.
Looking to score Premier League points this season, Elyounoussi has been a regular among all three Saints managers, making 20 appearances, including three of the last four games.
He came off the side for a trip to Old Trafford but was immediately reinstated in the next game when Theo Walcott fell to the bench.
With potential more volatile talents like Joe Aribo and Samuel Edosi being denied opportunities, some Saints fans have become disillusioned with Elyounoussi.
However, ahead of Saturday’s game against the Spurs, Selles explained why he keeps picking the 28-year-old.
“I think Mine is reliable. For all. I know his tenth position on the left or right flank, I think he is a player who will do everything in his power to play in this position. I am very pleased with his performance.”
“At Brentford we used him as a 10 from the right, moving into the red a lot, making penetrations and also a player who can defend and attack set pieces. Under pressure, he is one of those young people that we know in every game. this is the best moment of pressure.
“So with Moi, I have no doubts about when to put him on the field.”
Author: Benji Nurik