Odsonne Edouard’s happiness at Parkhead has once again been reiterated by the French forward himself.
Eddy is now bang in-form as we enter a big part of the season. So far, he’s made 11 appearances for the Hoops and nabbed six goals already this term. He’s starting to really push away from the striking competition currently at the club too.
Edouard has also started to take his goalscoring form into the international game. In his debut for the France under-21 side, he bagged a fine brace against Albania on Thursday night.
And it was back home in which he made the comments to L’Equipe about his happiness at Celtic (09/09, page 13). Here’s what Eddy had to say:
“It’s normal to score, I’m an attacker. At Celtic, there is a lot of pressure, you have to come see a game to realise the atmosphere. I got used to it and I enjoy it thoroughly.”
Edouard’s happiness is being expressed through his form
When Edouard joined Celtic and played his first few matches against Hamilton, Ross County, and Hibernian, there were some concerns there. Not many would’ve believed he would’ve gone on to be the star-man he currently is. At that time back in September 2017, he was behind Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths in the pecking order.
But Celtic has truly been the making of him. He made his name at Ibrox with his winner there back in March 2018, and since then has bagged a reputation as a big-game player. That’s not an over-reaction to derby goals either.
For example, Edouard popped up with key last-minute winners against Hearts, Aberdeen, and Dundee last season. He’s scored five goals against Rangers in total as well as big European goals against the likes of Rosenborg, RB Leipzig, AIK, and Cluj respectively.
And that form has led to this growing concern over his inevitable departure. There’s no denying it will happen someday. The problem is that whenever a player in Scotland performs to the quality in which Edouard is, everyone starts fearing the next transfer window.
Celtic fans, however, can be safe in the knowledge that it’s all in the club’s hands. Edouard had been linked with a move away this summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport). There is likely to be strong interest in him from France in particular over the next 12 months too.
But, for the season ahead, Celtic will do all they can to keep their talismanic Frenchman. He’s far too vital to our 10-in-a-row bid to let go at this stage.