Scotland international Kieran Tierney has spoken highly of Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard.
Scotland international and Celtic defender Kieran Tierney has showered praise on club teammate Odsonne Edouard.
The 19-year-old has joined Celtic from the French club Paris Saint-Germain, and has impressed with whatever little opportunity he has got.
Brendan Rodgers has two outstanding strikers in the form of Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths, and as such, Edouard hasn’t got enough game time.
The former Liverpool manager started him against Motherwell, and he repaid his manager’s faith by scoring a hat-trick. In the process, he took his goal tally to four for the season.
The performance from the Frenchman earned the high praise from Rodgers, who hailed him as an “outstanding player”.
Tierney said that the youngster was “brilliant” against Motherwell, and especially did well against a strong defender like Cedric Kipre.
The Scottish defender further added that Edouard has been “great” in training, and that he has been working extremely hard.
“Odsonne was brilliant. He was up against physical centre-backs and I think he actually got the better of them physically. Cedric Kipre is really strong but Odsonne was brilliant against him," said Tierney, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“He has been great in training and been working hard. He has obviously had limited chances but he is still young. He got a chance against Hamilton and got a goal before the hat-trick today. It was fully deserved and everyone is really happy for him.
Celtic remain at the top of the Scottish Premiership table with 37 points, seven points ahead of arch-rivals Rangers, having played a game less.