Allan Preston salutes Celtic and Odsonne Edouard after latest win

By John Reid

December 18, 2019

BBC pundit Allan Preston was impressed with Celtic as the Hoops moved five points clear at the top of Scottish Premiership with a 2-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle.

Preston was impressed with two aspects of Celtic’s game, the performance of Odsonne Edouard, and the winning mentality of the side.

Firstly, Preston paid tribute to Edouard, on the BBC Scotland live match page (18/12, 21:29).

“I think Edouard has been sensational. His touch, his ability to link up and his strength has been great. He should’ve scored as well, he will be disappointed with that” he said.

He then moved on to Celtic’s professionalism as the Hoops won their ninth league game on the spin.

“Another great performance”

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“It’s another great performance from Celtic. They just keep churning them out time and time again. Their level of professionalism is incredible” (BBC Scotland live match page 18/12, 21:38).

Preston’s comments are correct, although Edouard was unlucky not to score, as he hit the bar with a header. However, it was another fine performance by Celtic, as the Hoops relentless will to win continued on.

Opening goal was sublime

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Celtic mastered what were difficult conditions, as the rain heavily fell. That didn’t stop Odsonne Edouard from setting up Ryan Christie’s opening goal with a sublime back heel.

The second goal was almost as good, as James Forrest’s cross was smashed into the back of the net by Olivier Ntcham.

Edouard’s all-round performance was excellent, and he will be slightly disappointed that he didn’t find the back of the net.

Still, there can be no complaints about Celtic’s performance, as the team’s excellent run of form continues. Neil Lennon will be pleased that what was a difficult away game has been navigated. Now the Hoops can go into Saturday’s game against Aberdeen with plenty of confidence. You wouldn’t bet against Odsonne Edouard finding the back of the net.