Celtic legend Chris Sutton has had his say on an incident which could have been very costly to the Hoops. Odsonne Edouard seemed to suffer an injury in the second-half of the 4-1 win over AIK.
However, he was not taken off right away by Neil Lennon. He played on for a while, before eventually being substituted.
That seemed like a gamble with the game against Rangers only days away, but Edouard believes, as reported by the Daily Mail, that he will be fit for the derby.
Sutton believes it was a ‘big call’ by the Hoops not to take off their star striker immediately.
“Let’s hope Edouard is fit”
“Let’s hope Edouard is fit for Sunday…big call not to take him off earlier” he commented on Twitter.
Well played Celtic tonight spanking Stockholm 4-1… strong performance 👏👏Let’s hope Edouard is fit for Sunday though… big call not to take him off earlier ⚽️
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) August 29, 2019
The fact that Edouard says he will be fit to play in the Glasgow derby will be huge relief to Celtic fans. He has been in sparkling form so far this season.
However, if he had suffered a serious injury, the decision not to take him off right away could have been very costly.
One of the Hoops’ most important players
Edouard is, alongside James Forrest, arguably Celtic’s most important player at the moment. He has to play at Ibrox to give the Hoops the best possible chance of winning the game.
The Hoops support will no doubt be slightly apprehensive about Edouard’s availability for Ibrox until his named is confirmed on the team-sheet.
However, should he make the game, you wouldn’t bet against him adding to his goal tally for the season. He has been successful in the past at Ibrox, he could well do it again.