Odsonne Edouard’s hat-trick for France under-21s against Slovakia has been getting plenty of praise from Celtic supporters.
Edouard’s astonishing goal return on the international stage continues to wow. He now has a sublime nine goals in four appearances for the French side. Already, he’s making a huge impression with Les Blues at under-21 level.
Odsonne Edouard scored a Hat-Trick tonight for the French U21's ⚽️⚽️⚽️
The guys World Class and imo better than Moussa Dembele and a absolute bargain at 9 million. pic.twitter.com/FIKNEPm4im
— JT-🍋 (@1888JT) October 15, 2019
His three goals last night followed on from braces against Albania, Czech Republic, and Azerbaijan respectively. The three goals also ensured that France overcame Slovakia 5-3 in a tough Euro under-21 qualifier.
But it’s his staggering goal record with France that’s seriously gripping Celtic fans here. Responding to yet another incredible feat from Eddy, here’s a look at what some of our fans have had to say:
Edouard's Hat-trick tonight makes it 9 goals in 4 games for France under 21's!
We could very well have a world-class striker on our books here!
What a footballer! pic.twitter.com/D3z4k8KS6U
— Celtic Nation – Bolingoli Chapter (@CelticNation67) October 15, 2019
It’s becoming blatantly obvious that we’re going to be doing well to get to the end of the January window with Odsonne Édouard still at Celtic, let alone next summer’s window. Enjoy him folks, he’s off shortly.
— Marc McArdle (@marcmcardle1) October 15, 2019
Ah well, it was good having Édouard while it lasted
— Emrod (@Emrod_lives) October 15, 2019
Odsonne Edouard with eight goals in four games for France U21s. For all you hardcore arithmetic fans, that's averaging two a game. Good at football, him.
— Kieran Devlin (@NoNotThatDevlin) October 15, 2019
Edouard with 8 goals in 4 games for France U21s. Not even half time yet vs Slovakia. Unreal.
— Kieran Caw (@Kieran_Celtic) October 15, 2019
Whole a France saying Odsonne Edouard is the real deal and there’s genuinely media folk in Scotland who don’t rate him 😭😭
— call me on my (@spunkphone) October 15, 2019
Odsonne Edouard won’t have to go prove himself at a club like Lyon or Arsenal.
But I want him to score 30+ goals this season for Celtic.
He’s yet to have truly prolific season in hoops.
— Soviet Селтик ☭ (@SovietCeltic) October 15, 2019
Edouard hat-trick pic.twitter.com/SytCmUP7HE
— Reece (@_RH67) October 15, 2019
Something tells me we should have a close eye on the system that the French u21s employ to see if we can make changes to maximise Eddy in our first team. https://t.co/PMP19EfDMe
— Paul Mc (@Plopps67) October 16, 2019
The Demebele – Edouard question..! Although I love big Moussa, I can remember being frustrated at him a lot! Don’t feel that way with French Eddy 🍋🍀💚
— Steven Smith 🍀 (@FrontRowBhoy) October 16, 2019
Edouard is becoming the real deal, and reality could hit us hard
When a player performs to the rate of what Edouard is, particularly for France, there’s always going to be speculation regarding his future. That’s just the reality of the situation.
Make no mistake, his goalscoring return with France is getting absolutely ridiculous. He’s starting to look too good for the under-21 scene. It’s fair to say, of course, that there will be stiffer challenges ahead for him.
It’s just important for us as a club to be strong and refuse to entertain offers for him this January. He is absolutely essential to our 10-in-a-row push, and has to stay until at least the nine. If Celtic were to cash in at the end of the season, it would be tough to blame them.
Whilst these goals are great to see at international level, they increase awareness over what French Eddy is all about. Clubs will be seeing this kind of form and taking notice of his achievements.
We all continue to be delighted with him, but it’s important the club stay strong regarding his immediate future. We simply can’t afford to cave into big-money offers in the winter window.
If Eddy left and we lost the league, fans would immediately turn to the board to slam them. But, fortunately, he’s clearly continuing to enjoy thriving in Scotland.