Mohamed Elyounoussi left FC Basel and made a switch to Southampton last summer.

Since moving to the Premier League, the forward made six starts in the league under the guidance of Mark Hughes and then saw a new manager appointed.

The South Coast club parted ways with the former Manchester City manager in December and Ralph Hasenhüttl was appointed as his successor. Under the guidance of the new manager, the Norway international has made only one start in the league.

Elyounoussi is yet to score or register an assist, despite being deployed in more advanced positions.

Adresseavisen have gathered comments made by the 24-year-old regarding his current situation, while asking if he considered leaving the club in the winter market.

“I choose to look at this as a challenge. At some point I had to get a drop. I’ve never been injured earlier in my career, in Southampton I have experienced several injuries,” Elyounoussi said.

“But I have to try to find positive things every day, thinking that I can grow on the adversity, and fight my way back into the team. I’m quite honest when I say it’s like that.”

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When asked if Southampton had given the Norwegian any explanation regarding his current situation at the club, he said: “They see that I have skills and am important player for the club. But I need more time to develop and take the physical level required in the Premier League.”

Elyounoussi has categorically confirmed that he will not leave the club in the summer.

“It’s not a topic for me at all. I’ll stand here, I’ll show what I can do, I’ll turn this around,” the attacker concluded.