in-form odsonne edouard looks to inspire celtic to victory over rb leipzig

15:30    25 Oct 2018

Celtic's Odsonne Edouard
Celtic FC striker Odsonne Edouard is oozing with confidence ahead of the Scottish Premier League (SPL) champions' clash with RB Leipzig.

The 20-year-old attacker hit two goals in Celtic’s 4-2 SPL victory over Hibernian over the weekend, with the youngster only denied the match ball by the woodwork, when his shot was pushed on to the post by the Hibs goalkeeper, Adam Bogdan.

Edouard’s double came after the break, with Tom Rogic and Olivier Ntcham scoring for the Celts in the opening 45 minutes, and the French striker was delighted with his contribution to what was another impressive league win for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

“It was really important to win today. It’s important to demonstrate to everyone that we’re a team and work towards that top spot. We were playing a very good team, and we knew that going into the game," Edouard said on the club website.

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“Everything is going well now and I feel really fit, and I want to score every time I play.”

Celtic will now turn their attention to Europa League duty, with an away game against RB Leipzig on the horizon this coming Thursday.

After the disappointment of losing in Salzburg on matchday two of the group stages, Edouard and his Celtic team-mates are focused on trying to get back to winning ways in Europe.

And he is hoping that Leigh Griffiths, who missed the Hibernian game through illness, and Scott Brown, who had to come off injured after 20 minutes, will both be available for selection.

“Leipzig is important, and we need to prepare better for it so that we can do better than we did in the last match,” he said.

“They are two really important players for the team and they would be a big loss but we have lots of important players to step in.”

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