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  • Odsonne Edouard: This Celtic team deserves to be champions

    Odsonne Edouard: This Celtic team deserves to be champions

    By: Joe Donnelly on 04 Jun, 2020 12:01

  • WITH an impressive 28 goals in 45 appearances this campaign, Odsonne Edouard played a huge part in Celtic’s nine in-a-row success. His most recent league medal marks his third at Celtic, and his contributions on the pitch are well reflected off it by way of silverware in the Paradise trophy room. 

    With a 13-point gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership with only eight games remaining before the 2019/20 was halted, Neil Lennon’s side were deservedly crowned champions and for Edouard, this was the correct decision.

    “I’m absolutely delighted to win nine in-a-row,” said Edouard in an exclusive interview with the Celtic View. “It’s been a great season for the team and for me, so I’m very happy. Without question, this team deserves to be champions.

    “It’s a good decision and the right decision. We’re living in strange times at the moment, it’s a strange life. The most important thing is the security and safety of all of the players, all of the fans, their families, so to call the league in the way it was called was a good decision. But, given how we played on the pitch, we absolutely deserve to be champions.

    “The most important thing to me, personally, is to get the chance to celebrate the title with the fans and my team-mates.

    “Then I want to be back playing football as well, because I miss it so much. I can’t wait to celebrate but I also can’t wait to be back playing. It’s been very, very hard to be away from football for so long.”

    The 22-year-old admitted that the current hiatus in the football fixtures is the longest he’s gone without playing in his entire life, and as such he is desperate to get back on the pitch whenever it’s safe to do so.

    He explained: “On a personal level, I was frustrated that we didn’t get to finish the league on the pitch. I think every one of the players is the same.

    "I don’t normally share my personal targets, but this season it was 30 goals minimum, especially the longer time went on. I’m sure if the league had continued as normal I could have scored 30 goals.

    “But, the most important thing is the title. Celtic winning the title, to win nine in-a-row, which we did - that’s good for me. I’m happy with this.”

    You can read the full and exclusive interview with Odsonne Edouard in the 100-page Celtic View 9-in-a-row special, which is out on June 22. 

    To pre-order your copy and make sure you don't miss out on this 9-in-a-row celebratory issue, CLICK HERE

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