Some Celtic supporters believe that any debate regarding who the best striker in Scottish football is, was resoundingly put to bed on Sunday.
Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has been on a tear this season, at home and abroad, scoring 25 goals in all competitions (Transfermarkt).
In such good form, it could have been expected he might finally end his derby drought against the Bhoys at the weekend.
Pundit Alex Rae suggested to The Daily Record last week that the Colombian is the best player in the country, ahead of Celtic favourite Odsonne Edouard.
The Frenchman wasn’t fit enough to start yesterday’s match but when he was introduced into the game by Neil Lennon, changed it massively.
Morelos meanwhile missed chance after chance, including a golden opportunity from the penalty spot. Fraser Forster proved to be his nemesis.
It was a terrible showing for the 23-year-old, who looked dejected in the Hampden rain after failing to inspire his side to victory.
Edouard has shown just how crucial he is to Celtic’s overall game and although he’s not quite hit the scoring heights of Morelos this term, it’s clear he is a player born for the big occasion.
With 13 goals and 12 assists, he’s hardly been a slouch when it comes to direct goal contributions (Transfermarkt).
For me, it’s pretty clear who the best forward in the country is right now.
These fans think the matter has now been put to rest too, taking to Twitter to share their thoughts in the wake of yesterday’s win…
Morelos’ legacy at Rangers will be never scoring against Celtic… Don’t compare him with Edouard. He changed the game within 2 minutes yesterday
— Adam Lynch (@AdamLynch27) December 9, 2019
Edouard changed the game yesterday. Won the FK for the goal and single handily carved out the best chance of the match. Morelos completely choked as he usually does, but a not even fully fit Eddy rose to the occasion when we needed him yet again. They’re leagues apart in class.
— Jonny Hayes CSC (@KierenKerr) December 9, 2019
Odsonne Edouard. 8/10.
I wanna be Edouard. You wanna be Edouard. We all wanna be Edouard.
The King of Glasgow.
One leg and more influential in 8 seconds that Morelos in 97 minutes.
Next time you see his face, show some respect.
— seanzolio (@seanzolio) December 9, 2019
Rangers fans, I trust the Eddy/ Morelos debate is now ended. In short if Edouard was playing for Rangers yesterday they would have won 4-1. Eddy had more influence in a Cameo than Morelos had the whole game. Morelos has neither the arrogance of Dembele or the coolness of Eddy.
— graeme lee (@ideasfromafrica) December 9, 2019
The whole edouard Morelos debate is done after today 🤔🍀
— Graeme Luby (@LubyTAL) December 9, 2019
Never ever compare Morelos to Edouard ever again man what an absolute cheek
— Austin O'Donnell (@austinodonnell1) December 8, 2019
Morelos shown up for what he actually is. An average striker at best. On all game….no influence….Edouard comes on….game changes. Comparing the 2 is almost insulting!!!! French Eddy…..even unfit ur twice the player El Blanko is !!!!! #rancel
— Carlo R (@carlor1) December 8, 2019
Edouard would have bagged a hat-trick today if he was in Morelos boots. Levels. #JustSaying
— Bobby Bolingoli (@bobby_lennox67) December 8, 2019