"Standard", "My striker"; Celtic supporters react as Odsonne Edouard wins Player of the Month

By Euan Davidson

March 5, 2021

Celtic supporters have united to herald Odsonne Edouard.

Edouard, who this morning has been linked to a ridiculous £15m move to Leicester City, won Player of the Month for February. After a series of excellent displays, it was a case of “when” and not “if” for the Frenchman. With 7 goals last month [WhoScored?], there was no other choice for the Scottish Premiership.

If you have a Google Alert for Odsonne Edouard, then your computer will have overloaded. The Frenchman has dominated the headlines this week. Amongst endless transfer speculation, Edouard was also the subject of a Celtic TV profile. When asked to pick his favourite goal, he chose an exquisite chip against Aberdeen.

It seemed like the inevitable conclusion to a busy week of Edouard chat. The Celtic FC site announced:

“Odsonne Edouard has won the SPFL Premiership Player of the Month Award for February after an impressive run of form which saw the French striker score seven goals in seven games throughout the month.

“That began with a double in the 4-0 win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park, and the 23-year-old followed that up with what proved to be the winner in a 2-1 home win over Motherwell.

“He then netted a penalty in a 4-0 victory over St Mirren at Paisley, and then delivered another double to give the Hoops a 2-1 win at McDiarmid Park against St Johnstone.

“And he finished off February by scoring the only goal of the game against Aberdeen at Celtic Park last weekend.”

Odsonne Edouard celebrates against St Johnstone / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic supporters tweet their admiration for Odsonne Edouard

Given that he has his own club anthem, it’s not a stretch to say Odsonne Edouard is a fan favourite. Yes, there are dissenting voices. Some fans claim his work rate isn’t good enough, and that he doesn’t score enough goals.

Those fans are in the minority though, and the love shown for the Frenchman was all over Twitter after the league’s announcement.

Here are some of our favourite responses:

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