BBC Scotland's McCann and Bonner laud quality second-half Celtic moments

By John McGinley

February 2, 2020

Pundit Neil McCann has declared that Celtic star Odsonne Edouard is getting ‘better and better’ after his superb contribution to Celtic’s win on Sunday, speaking to BBC Scotland (02/02 live match blog, 14:11).

The Bhoys have moved seven points clear at the top of the table after a 4-1 victory over the relegation-threatened side.

Neil Lennon’s team have capitalised on more points dropped by Rangers this weekend and nine-in-a-row is looking very good right now.

Edouard was the undoubted hero having smashed home a free-kick in the first half, provided a delicious finish in the second half and assisted James Forrest to round the scoring off.

McCann was left highly impressed, telling BBC Scotland (02/02 live match blog, 14:11) after his second goal: “He’s a player, Odsonne Edouard. He’s a top class footballer. He just gets better and better. That was brilliant play from the big man.”

Former Celtic goalie Pat Bonner meanwhile loved the contribution of Ryan Christie and Christopher Jullien to put the team ahead on the day.

As quoted by BBC Scotland (02/02 live match blog, 14:08), he said: “What a superb ball in from Ryan Christie. The movement from Christopher Jullien to get across the defender and a lovely volley.”

There’s no doubt that Edouard’s development this season has been superb to see.

For my money, he’s looking like he’s operating at a higher level than Moussa Dembele was prior to his exit.

Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Frenchman has smashed through the 20-goal barrier for the season and is well on his way to assisting at that level too.

There is no-one more influential or exciting in our entire squad right now.

If we’re to go on and lift more trophies this season then it’s Edouard you’d fancy to be at the very heart of it all.

The addition of Leigh Griffiths to the starting line up also appears to have freed up the 22-year-old to roam around the final third.

McCann is right to say he’s getting better and better. I can’t wait to see how good he can become.