🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🀝☘️ Celtic boss Neil Lennon lauds striker Odsonne Edouard as interest in his services increases
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🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🀝☘️ Celtic boss Neil Lennon lauds striker Odsonne Edouard as interest in his services increases

​Celtic manager Neil Lennon revealed that the club will work hard to keep Odsonne Edouard following his hattrick in the side's 5-1 thriller against Hamilton on Sunday.

Lennon is aware that Edouard has increasing interest from several clubs and it could be tempting for the 22-year-old to want a move away from the club, however, the Hoops are not ready to part with him just yet.

"You can't help the attention. It is inevitable," the nine-time champion manager said.

"But we will try to stave off any admirers. I am sure there is plenty out there.

"We love having him here and he enjoys being here. He will be well on the radar of clubs before this season.

"He got 27 goals until March last year and I was delighted with that goal return. He has the potential to be anything he wants to be.

"His all-round game, he is a fantastic player. I have worked with different types, Gary Hooper and Leigh Griffiths are great goalscorers, I worked with (Emile) Heskey towards the end of his career and played with him at the start,

"He is up there with any of them, no question and he keeps re-writing his own story at the minute.

"It is his volume of goals that really pleases me and they were striker's goals

"Normally, Odsonne has brilliant individual goals but there were a few tap-ins."

Lennon also added that there are still a few missing links in the team but he is pleased with the way his charges have kicked off the new Premiership season and will be hoping to multiply on that form for the rest of the season.

"It is a brilliant start. "I am more pleased with the second half, in the first half we were a bit passive and lacked intensity in our play with the ball," he added.

"We got a powerful response in the second half. To score five goals after a lengthy lay off it speaks volumes for the players' mentality and their quality and will to win. I am thrilled with that."

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