Kilmarnock manager comments on Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard

Angelo Alessio the head coach

Edouard scored two more Scottish Premiership goals as Neil Lennon's Bhoys cruised past Angelo Alessio's Killie at Parkhead.

Celtic' French forward Odsonne Edouard (L) vies for the ball with Rennes' French defender Joris Gnagnon during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Rennes (stade Rennais...

Kilmarnock manager Angelo Alessio has admitted to the club’s official website that he always expected his side to have problems against the in-form Odsonne Edouard during Sunday’s Scottish Premiership clash at Parkhead.

He was right, too.

The reigning Premiership Player of the Month maintained his brilliant start to the season with two more goals against Killie, powering home a header before peeling away to slot home a clinical right-footed finish either side of half time.

 

Edouard now has eight goals in all competitions and another rampaging display from the one-time Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid will not have come as a shock to Alessio.

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“The shape was good, and I was happy with our discipline against Celtic. They’re a very good team, and it’s always going to be difficult against good players like Edouard,” said the Italian.

“Today was tough, but we remain positive.”

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Stade Rennais and Celtic FC (Glasgow) at Roazhon Park on September 19, 2019 in Rennes, France.

Edouard is going from strength to strength now and it’s a testament to how much he has grown under Neil Lennon that no one is questioning Celtic’s decision to make him the most expensive player in their history now.

And if the Frenchman continues in this vein of form, The Hoops will be guaranteed a massive profit – not that anyone is thinking about cashing in just yet.

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic in action during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Stade Rennais and Celtic FC (Glasgow) at Roazhon Park on September 19, 2019 in Rennes, France.

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