Massive - Exclusive: Agbonlahor wowed by Celtic player's record-breaking int'l display
Gabriel Agbonlahor has backed Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard to rediscover his domestic goal scoring form after he netted a brace for France Under-21s.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former Aston Villa and England striker claimed his display against Switzerland Under-21s will give him “the biggest confidence boost”.
The goals mean Edouard is now France Under-21s all time record goal scorer alongside Florian Maurice.
He surpassed former Parkhead favourite Moussa Dembele on Monday night as he netted his 14th and 15th goals for Sylvain Ripoll’s side.
Edouard has not scored for Celtic since the beginning of October after his form dipped following a positive test for coronavirus during last month’s international break.
In the Scottish Premiership, the 22-year-old has scored just once in seven apperances after his hat-trick against Hamilton Academical on the opening day.
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Asked by Football Insider what his display for France Under-21s will do to his domestic form, Agbonlahor said: “That will boost his confidence.
“Sometimes you need them goals when you’re going through a spell of not scoring. That will give him the biggest confidence boost.
“I’m sure he’s got the technique and attributes to score for Celtic and I’m sure that will be no problem at all.”
Edouard scored 21 goals in 27 league games last season as Celtic secured their ninth consecutive league title and the Frenchman won the SWFA Footballer of the Year.
Since arriving in Glasgow from PSG in August 2017, the striker has scored 66 goals and provided 33 assists in 139 fixtures across all competitions.