Celtic fans could be forgiven for having big concerns over Odsonne Edouard’s future this week.
After all, the big striker has been quiet since the defeat to Cluj last Tuesday. He didn’t grow up a Celtic man, and has recently been watching defensive blunders undo his hard work.
He trudged down the Parkhead tunnel last Tuesday dejected, but will know is own performance should’ve set up a playoff place against Sparta Prague.
Therefore, you could forgive fans for being worried about what’s going through his mind. Fortunately, it’s nothing negative. Speaking to the Celtic View (Volume 55, Issue 7, Pages 20+21), Edouard has reaffirmed his happiness at Parkhead to supporters.
“I’m enjoying my football at the moment, and I always try t make an impact on games whenever I’m on the pitch. I want to win every game and I always want to play well – for the team and for myself.
“This season, we’re scoring goals from all areas of the pitch. The fact that we’re not just relying on just one or two people is good for the team. It’s good for so many players to score for the confidence of the team, and the dynamic of the season.
“I have some personal targets for the campaign ahead, but I’ll always keep them to myself. The Cluj result was hugely disappointing for us, but we must dust ourselves down and turn our focus to the next game. The Europa League is a European tournament, which means it’s a great and challenging competition.”
Eddy’s eyes are on Celtic and nothing else
These are positive words from Edouard. He’s clearly up for the challenge of securing nine-in-a-row and securing another domestic treble. All the while, he also seems particularly keen on improving us in Europe.
These are words the supporters could certainly do with seeing from their number one striker. He’s imperative to any continental success we’ll have this season.
In the same piece, Edouard also talked up both Leigh Griffiths and Vakoun Issouf Bayo too. He’s clearly still happy at Parkhead, regardless of our Champions League exit.
There have been no reports of any interest in Edouard since last Tuesday night. Hopefully, it stays that way too, as we can’t afford to lose him this summer.
But any concerns that he may have been itching for a move can be put to bed. He has his own targets this season and they certainly don’t seem to involve leaving the club.
Some peace of mind at least for a support-base who could use it.