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Edouard will score many more: Jullien

Odsonne Edouard
Odsonne Edouard

By Robert Jones

Celtic's Christopher Jullien has hailed the class of fellow Frenchman and scorer Odsonne Edouard in the 2-1 win over Aberdeen at the weekend.

Edouard's goal, his 16th of the season, proved to be the winner, and underlined his importance to the team.

And Jullien, who opened the scoring, was delighted for his fellow countryman, even if he told him he should have scored a few more on the day.

"I was the first to say to Odsonne (right) at half-time, 'You're going to score, don't worry!'" Jullien said.

"He's been just unbelievable since the start of the season, and even before I came to Celtic. We know he's a threat and if he keeps getting chances, we know he's going to score a lot of goals.

"For me, and I told him at the end of the game, he probably should have had five or six goals. But he knows that. He's a great striker, he knows his strengths and we really trust in him.

"He's just Odsonne! He's like that in real life, and on the field, he just does what he does best. He's one of the best strikers I've played with in the final third, and his left-foot finish, after all the chances he had before, to keep that mental strength and know he's going to score again, is good for us."

Celtic head into their last two fixtures of 2019 - an away game against St Mirren on Boxing Day and a Glasgow derby at Paradise on Sunday - with a five-point lead at the top of the Premiership table.

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