ODSONNE EDOUARD has admitted he is “having fun” as he piles up the goals for the France Under-21 side.

The Celtic striker has been brought into the international set-up this season and has repaid the faith in boss Sylvian Ripoli with six goals in three appearances.

Edouard has struck two goals in each outing to earn the nickname “Monsieur Doubles” with his latest brace coming against Azerbijan last week.

The elegant 21-year-old, who cost the Hoops a record fee in excess of £9million, has said he thoroughly enjoying life with his country’s cream of the youngsters.

The man whose double sealed the historic treble treble for the Hoops when they beat Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final in May is quoted in a report in the Daily Record: “I’m having fun,

JOY BHOY…Odsonne Edouard celebrates one of his nine goals for Celtic this season.

“I’m sticking in goals, and earning playing time. That’s what I need.

“At PSG, I did not have the chance to have a lot, so obviously I could not show what I was worth.

“Now that I have a lot more playing time, I take this opportunity to demonstrate my qualities.”

Head coach Ripoll is poised to play Edouard again tonight in the Euro 2021 qualifier against Slovakia.

He added: “Odsonne is very efficient, very effective with Celtic, and he has this place with us.

“He scored in key moments of matches, which allowed us to push on.”

Edouard has netted 15 goals for club and country this season.


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