Tommy Coyne thinks Odsonne Edouard is improving under Neil Lennon

By John McGinley

August 26, 2019

Former Celtic star Tommy Coyne reckons Odsonne Edouard is getting even better working under Neil Lennon, FourFourTwo report.

Edouard has arguably been our most important player since Lennon arrived for his second spell as manager in February.

From the off he’s been absolutely crucial, setting the tone with a mammoth last minute winner against Hearts at Tynecastle.

Also our hero in the Scottish Cup final, the Frenchman is now one of the most popular players with supporters.

Coyne reckons his all-round game is showing improvement working under the current Celtic boss.

As quoted by FourFourTwo, he said: “I think he’s fantastic.

“For someone who is so young… I went to Celtic at 27 and I felt the pressure then, but at 19-20 years of age, he must have ice in his veins.

“His hold-up play is fantastic and I think it’s improving since Neil (Lennon) has come in. I think it is suiting him better, he gets more of the ball, and I think he is going to turn into a fantastic player.”

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What can Edouard achieve this season?

While his contributions last season have been noted above, it’s not as if he’s slowing down this term either. He’s already scored five goals and assisted four more since our first competitive match in July.

In 2018/19, it took him until October to score that many so he’s certainly started with a bang. It puts him in good shape to improve upon his 23-goal tally.

That’ll be his big aim, alongside winning trophies and continuing to shine in Europe.

His free-kick last Thursday against AIK was stunning and he was given the honour of being rested for the visit of Hearts on Sunday. That should keep him fresh and hungry to be unleashed in Sweden this week. If he can fire us towards the group stages of the Europa League, he’ll have six high profile matches to show the continent just how much he is improving.

With a big match at Ibrox also looming, let’s hope he can keep his hot streak going ahead of the international break.