Odsonne Edouard’s song at Parkhead has certainly become a fans-favourite, and it appears the big striker loves it too.
The Frenchman isn’t one to come out and talk much. He prefers to do his talking on the pitch, and he’s already started doing so this season.
Eddy has already notched four goals in eight appearances this campaign alone. He’ll be targeting trying to overtake the 22 goals he achieved last season. Incredibly, that was just his first season as the club’s number one striker also, and it’s fair to say the fans have grown in their admiration for him.
So much so that Edouard’s name has been integrated into the famous Stone Roses 1991 song “I wanna be adored”. And it’s not gone unnoticed by the big man either. Speaking to the Celtic View, he claims it’s that song that drives him on during games.
“I hear the Celtic supporters singing the Stone Roses song with my name in place. I like it, and it drives me on when I’m on the pitch. It’s normally when I’ve played well, I’ve scored a goal or I’ve been close to scoring.
“The Stone Roses aren’t really my style of music, I’m more into rap music, so it’s not normally the kind of song I’d listen to in my own time. But I love listening to it during the game!
“Hearing the Celtic fans singing it makes me want to play well and work harder for them. That makes me smile.”
Edouard’s song could spur him on to a big campaign
Edouard’s importance to Celtic couldn’t have been foreseen when he first arrived back in the summer of 2017. In fact, when he arrived, he was actually third choice behind both Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths when he first stepped in the door.
In his first season at the club after arriving on loan from PSG, Eddy only managed six starts during the first half. However, come the end of the campaign, the French youngster has racked up 29 outings and 11 goals.
Big-game performances against Rangers in particular shot him to fame at Parkhead. His most memorable moment in a Celtic jersey was indeed his spectacular Ibrox curler that won the game for the 10-man Hoops in March 2018.
But now he’s taken his game on to a whole new level. He’s the Celtic number one up top, and it’s fair to say he’s grabbed the opportunity with both hands. Edouard is so much more than a goalscorer – he’s an inventor, a hold-up player, and an all-round terrific footballer.
You get the sense we could be on the periphery of a major breakout season from Eddy once again. AIK are next up at Parkhead, and it wouldn’t surprise you to see the Frenchman produce another big display.
He’s clearly in-form and playing with real confidence. Hopefully, should we manage to keep a hold of him over the next couple of weeks, he’ll shoot us on to yet more domestic and European success.