Some Celtic fans react to Odsonne Edouard's touch of class
Celtic weren’t at the races for much of the first-half against Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday. However, that all changed thanks to a moment of class by Odsonne Edouard.
The Hoops surged forward on a rare attack, as James Forrest’s pass found the French striker just outside the penalty box.
Touch led to the opening goal
He took a touch and sent a deft back heel to the onrushing Ryan Christie, in a move which completely bamboozled the Hearts defence.
Christie took the ball and smashed into the corner of the net in what was a great finish, to put the Hoops 1-0 up.
The goal settled Celtic down, and Olivier Ntcham made it 2-0 before half-time.
Celtic ended up winning the game 2-0, to move five points clear at the top of the league. Edouard might not have got onto the score sheet, but his touch of class made all the difference. He also came close to finding the back of the net with a header which struck the bar in the second-half.
That one touch from Edouard is just the latest example of why the player is the best player in Scotland. Unsurprisingly, Celtic fans on social media were thrilled with Edouard’s piece of skill.
“Ridiculous piece of skill”
One fan claimed that his touch was ‘ridiculous’. Another called the piece of skill ‘unreal’.
Here are some of the best reactions to Edouard’s skill:
Ridiculous piece of skill from Edouard and class finish from Christie mon the Celts!! #HEACEL
— Mark James Ferry (@FunkyFez) December 18, 2019
Edouard and Christie. No words. Brilliant goal. 🍀
— Murray (@DMMacdonald96) December 18, 2019
Genius from Edouard
— Paddy🏴 (@Paddy7_) December 18, 2019
Edouard is unreal.
— Michael McCusker (@MickMcCusker) December 18, 2019
That was a magnificent finish by a Ryan. Nice work by Edouard in the build up, too.
— Lainey D. 🏴⚽️ (@LaineyDonnel) December 18, 2019
Forrest-> Edouard-> Christie -> goal
(Also that Christie/Frimpong handshake celebration was the cutest thing ever)
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— shannon 🍀 (@Shannonxmcauley) December 18, 2019
Christie & Edouard are just class👏🏽
— Stacey Devlin (@StaceyDevlinx) December 18, 2019
The fact that Edouard has only just returned from injury and is capable of such great skill can only be a good sign for Celtic’s run of games up until the winter break.
Edouard will no doubt be expected to lead the line in the Hoops’ next fixture, against Aberdeen on Saturday. Hopefully, after only being fit to play around 35 minutes of the Betfred Cup final, Edouard will be able to start the game against Rangers on the 29th of December. If he is fully fit, he could have a huge impact on the game.