PSG ace Meunier names the Celtic player that his team fear ahead of showdown
By Harry Sykes
Thomas Meunier has admitted that Paris Saint-Germain are wary of the threat posed by their on-loan ace Odsonne Edouard ahead of Tuesday’s showdown at Celtic.
Edouard has made an immediate impact at Parkhead after marking his debut at Hamilton on Friday night with a goal in his team’s emphatic 4-1 triumph.
Belgium right-back Meunier is well aware of the potential of the forward, 19, and marked him out as a dangerman to Champions League big guns PSG.
“We know Odsonne very well – he’s difficult to stop,” Meunier told the Daily Record. “He’s a really good young player. If he can keep his place in the Celtic team he will learn the game and become a really good striker.
“I also know a bit about Celtic because my friend Dedryck Boyata is at Celtic. They are the kind of team that everyone knows about – they are like Manchester United, Bayern Munich. They are a mythical team.
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“I always check their results. We know they have a good manager and side. I know they are really strong at home and have surprised big teams there before, for example, when they beat Barcelona a few years ago. So we know we will have to be focused.”
PSG are the strong favourites to emerge from a Champions League group which also includes Bayern Munich and Belgian champions Anderlecht.
But Celtic have an impressive record at home in Europe’s elite competition and have taken some major scalps in the last decade and a half.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have begun the season well in the Scottish Premiership, taking 13 points from five matches to take top spot.
In other Celtic news, the club are in advanced talks to sign up an enforcer, with the deal to be done this month.