Exclusive: Ex-Ger reluctantly raves over Celtic player: 'Sick of singing his praises'
Alan Hutton admits he is getting “sick” of singing the praises of Odsonne Edouard after his hat-trick for Celtic against Hamilton
The former Rangers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 22-year-old’s all-round game is outstanding for someone so young.
The France under-21 international netted three times in the Hoops’ 5-1 win on Sunday afternoon and impressed with his link-up play.
The win has put Neil Lennon and his men back on top of the Premiership table on goal difference after Hibs, Rangers, Ross County and St Mirren all won by a one-goal margin.
Hutton has lauded the former PSG man for his opening-day performance but admits that it is frustrating to watch as a Rangers fan.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I’m actually sick of singing his praises. Look, he was fantastic – to come back in your first game, score a hat-trick, he’s absolutely flying.
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“I thought he was excellent, he’s the main man, not only does he score goals, he links up play, he comes short, brings others into it, gets involved – all-round, his game is at a very high level for someone at such young age.”
Edouard was in red-hot form for Celtic last season with 27 goals and 19 assists under his belt across all competitions.
He has now scored a total of 63 times and set up a further 31 goals for his teammates in 127 appearances.