Celtic returned to the top of the table with a convincing 6-0 win over Ross County on Saturday thanks in no small part to the display of Odsonne Edouard.
His manager, Neil Lennon, was effusive in his praise of the man of the match winner and feels that he is only getting better with each performance.
Edouard has been in scintillating form of late hitting 5 goals in 2 games for France U21s and he continued that form for his club side.
In his post-match interview with Celtic TV Lennon said of Edouard:
“I don’t want to wax lyrical about him every week, although he’s not that type of kid to get carried away, but you can see he’s in a good place”.
“He’s a beautiful mover of the ball and his link-up play is getting better. I’m so happy he got the goal just after half-time because he deserved it, because he had a couple of good opportunities in the first half”.
“He’s always a threat. He complements the players that are around him, he’s become more and more reliable and the volume of goals is testament to his own improvement”.
Edouard has been an almost ever-present in the Celtic line-up this season, only being rested when Lennon felt the opposition didn’t require the services of his £9m man.
From 18 appearances he has hit 10 goals and has 6 assists to his name, add this to his 9 goals in 4 France U21 games and he has had an impressive start to the campaign.
The 21-year-old is well on the way to bettering his tally of 22 goals from last season given that he achieved those in 52 games.
As Edouard matures and gains more experience his level of performance should improve, particularly when faced with opponents such as Thursday’s Europa League visitors – Lazio.
He was instrumental in Celtics 2-0 win over Rangers and continues to have an impressive record in derby’s, in that he has yet to lose a game in which he has scored.
Lennon will be hoping that he continues to develop at his current rate and maintains his scoring form, if he does, the league table will probably look a lot similar to how it does just now.
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