Odsonne Edouard’s brace against Motherwell has certainly gone a long way to getting fans back onside.

After the 1-0 loss to Valencia, it was clear to see on social media that a certain element of the support weren’t happy. Despite not having any form of service, the big striker still received some unfair pelters.

Indeed, there was a perception that Edouard was lazy. He doesn’t do a lot of tracking back, and his casual jogging around the pitch can certainly get certain supporters wound up.

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Yet, today against Motherwell he showed his true class. A stunning free-kick followed a bullet header from Ewan Henderson’s cross. It as a fantastic brace for the big Frenchman, and he’s suddenly winning over supporters’ hearts again.

Reacting to his performance on Twitter, many supporters weren’t shy in praising Celtic’s most expensive ever signing.


A man on a mission

Edouard certainly looked like he was out to prove himself this afternoon. The big Frenchman bullied the Motherwell defence around all day and showed a tremendous touch of class to get his two goals.

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Goals change everything and not least supporters’ perceptions of player performances. When Edouard scores, he’s the next big thing, but when he doesn’t he’s labelled as lazy.

Odsonne Edouard notched a fine brace this afternoon (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

His last goal came in the 4-3 Boxing Day win up at Aberdeen back in December. That day saw the Frenchman produce a wonder-goal, but injuries and a lack of starts have seen him struggle for consistency.

But make no mistake, when Edouard turns up, he’s unplayable in Scotland. By far the best and most efficient striker in the league, the Frenchman remains a hero when he produces magic like today.

Now, it looks like supporters are all back onside once again. Many never left him, but the murmurs of discontent were clear after recent performances.

But after today? Not many will be left doubting Edouard’s quality.



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