CHRIS SUTTON has claimed that Odsonne Edouard holds the key to Celtic winning ten in a row. The former Celtic striker turned pundit made his prediction in his Daily Record column that the 22-year-old Frenchman has the potential to make history for Neil Lennon’s side with a return to form.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon will have been watching with delight as Edouard struck two excellent goals on French U21 duty. Since returning from a positive COVID-19 test, Edouard hasn’t hit his best form for The 10IAR chasers and it would be a huge boost if he could hit the heights of last season that saw him score 28 goals and notch 12 assists in 45 appearances.
“Edouard hits his peak, Celtic wins the league. It’s that simple for me.
“The Frenchman is the best player in Scotland by some stretch but he now has to start playing like it. A fit and firing Edouard is more than a match for anyone in the country.
There’s no doubt he hasn’t turned up this season yet. I know you can throw a lot of reasons in to the mix, the speculation, the injury, getting Covid, I get all that.
“But all of those distractions are in the past and Celtic need Edouard to get back to business in the present if they are to have a successful future.
“It doesn’t matter what his motivation is, whether it’s winning the title or earning a big move, it all leads in the same direction if the performances are there.
“It’s all well and good doing it for the France under 21s, but it’s his club form that will get him the attention he might crave.”
Sutton speaks for all supporters when he says that Edouard is still the best player in Scotland but he needs to return to form on the park. The Frenchman has been tipped with various moves away but the club managed to retain their top asset in order to win the league.
Edouard will need to play his best to earn a move and that will benefit Celtic through success on the park as well as cashing in on an asset eventually.