Top-flight performer still recovering from encounter with Odsonne Edouard

By John Reid

February 7, 2020

Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard was at his imperious best when the Hoops hammered Motherwell 4-0 on Wednesday.

He scored two goals, and generally created havoc whenever he got the ball, as the Fir Park side just couldn’t deal with him.

One of his opponents on Wednesday night, Motherwell defender Declan Gallagher, has disclosed that he is still recovering from having to deal with the Frenchman’s brilliance.

“I just think when Edouard is on that kind of form he is unplayable” he said, as quoted by the Evening Times.

“The best I’ve come up against”

“I was trying to get tight to him during the match, but I am still actually looking for him now to see if I can find him to get tight to him. He’s definitely the best I’ve come up against this season.”

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard / (Photo by Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Edouard is probably in the best form of his three season spell with Celtic. That is shown by the number of goals he has scored so far this season – 23.

Last season he scored 22 goals, and in his first season with the club he scored 11. There has been a gradual improvement in Edouard each season he has been with Celtic, which is the sign of a good player.

He looks more than capable of scoring 30 plus goals this season, which could well be enough to help the Hoops clinch nine in a row.

Playing with more freedom

The move to playing two strikers seems to have help give Edouard more freedom, and it has allowed him to score more goals, Hoops boss Neil Lennon deserves plenty of credit for managing to improve Edouard as a player.

Odsonne Edouard at Hampden (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen just how long Edouard will be a Celtic player. Teams might well bid for him in the summer transfer window.

For the moment, Scottish football as a whole – and not just Celtic fans should enjoy the fact that such a talent plays in the Scottish Premiership.