Edouard ability to shrug off disappointment is the measure of the player

By John Reid

February 25, 2020

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard could have felt under pressure going into Sunday’s game against Kilmarnock. After all, he had an uncharacteristically poor performance in front of goal in the Europa League match against Copenhagen.

Edouard did manage to score Celtic’s goal in the 1-1 draw. However, he missed some gilt-edged chances in the game.

After 30 seconds he should have scored for the Hoops, and in the second-half he missed an excellent chance to restore Celtic’s lead in the game, but the goalkeeper saved his effort on goal.

Didn’t let missed chances get to him

Now, a lesser player might have let that get to him. That wasn’t the case with Edouard though. He didn’t seem to let the missed chances bother him.

Edouard in action (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

It was business as usual for the player against Kilmarnock. He scored a key goal to put the Hoops 2-1 ahead in the game, which the Hoops won 3-1.

That would have impressed Neil Lennon. He would have had no doubts that Edouard would shrug off a poor display against Copenhagen to once more lead the line in style for the Hoops.

Performance shows why he could command huge fee

Edouard’s performance shows why he could eventually move on from the Hoops for a huge transfer fee. To play at the very top-level, you must be able to deal with disappointments, and leave them behind.

Edouard certainly did that against Kilmarnock. Now the striker will be out to prove a point in the second leg against Copenhagen.

Odsonne Edouard netted for Celtic (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

You wouldn’t expect him to miss the chances that he did in the first leg when the teams meet again at Celtic Park on Thursday. He will want to show that the missed chances in the first leg were a one-off

Copenhagen will no doubt be wary of giving chances to a player who has scored 25 goals so far this season, and you wouldn’t bet against Edouard adding to his goal tally against the Danish side.

Will Edouard set the record straight in the second leg against Copenhagen? How many goals can he score between now and the end of the season? Share your thoughts below with a comment in our new discussion forum…