Celtic winger James Forrest has revealed Neil Lennon singled Odsonne Edouard out for massive praise in the wake of yesterday’s victory over Rangers.
The Frenchman scored the opening goal and provided the assist for Forrest’s winner to send the Hoops thirteen points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.
Aside from that contribution, he was tremendous throughout the 90 minutes, demonstrating the kind of physical hold up play and passing consistency that makes excellent strikers stand out from average ones.
Forrest has since revealed Lennon’s huge verdict of the forward’s performance.
As quoted by The Daily Record, the 27-year-old said:
Odsonne scored the goal then set up mine. He has scored in a few of these games and the manager said afterwards it was one of the best Old Firm performances he’s seen.
He was holding the ball up and contributed really well. You need your striker to be on top form in these games and he was tremendous.
You could see last season when he came in that he is so chilled. Nothing fazes him.
Once he gets the ball at his feet he can bully defenders and it was a great performance from him.
Edouard now has 19 goals for the season and looks set to smash through the 20-goal barrier.
Considering the importance of the goals he has scored, it’s not a bad return at all and sets him up for a stellar season in the 2019/20.
Fans will likely want even more goals from him and better consistency, but right now it’s clear he is emerging as an elite striker. His potential is limitless based on performances like yesterday’s.
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