ODSONNE EDOUARD was in the firing line for an entertaining Q&A session on Celtic’s Instagram when the club’s talisman was on the receiving end of a barrage of queries from Hoops fans.
The flamboyant frontman, scorer of 28 goals before the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, proved as quick and nimble with his replies as he is in a crowded penalty box with the ball at his feet.
Edouard revealed his role-model striker, his toughest opponent, his favourite away stadium – and his most humorous team-mate.
He also revealed his favourite Celtic goal and best moment since arriving at Parkhead in a club record £9million move from Paris Saint-Germain in June 2018.
Here is the question-and-answer feature in full:
Q: How did it feel to score the goals to win the treble treble?
A: I was very happy. It was a magic moment for me, my team-mates and all the fans.
Q: What books have you read during lockdown?
A: I haven’t read a book! I prefer to watch TV. Recently I watched El Dragon on Netflix.
Q: Funniest player?
A: Scott Brown. He’s a funny guy and great captain.
Q: Favourite goal for Celtic?
A: I have scored a lot of beautiful goals, but if I had to choose one I would say the lob away to Aberdeen.
Q: Favourite French artist?
A: Ninho SDT.
Q: If you had to pick out one important part of this season, what would it be?
A: The derby we lost. It allowed us to question ourselves during the break and to come back stronger for the second part of the season.
Q: Most exciting young French talent?
A: Adil Aouchiche from PSG.
Q: What does #LVDA mean?
A: It’s a long story.
Q: Current favourite player?
A: Karim Benzema. He has all the qualities a striker needs. Best number nine in the world.
Q: Is the winner at Ibrox in March 2018 the happiest day of your life, or just mine?
A: It was a great day and I would say one of the best for me here at Celtic. That’s my favourite derby goal!
Q: Hardest defender you’ve played against?
A: Thiago Silva.
Q: How are you keeping up with your fitness, my friend?
A: I continue to stay in shape thanks to the club’s Sports Science programme. All the boys have been set up with it.
Q: How do you stay so calm under pressure?
A: It just comes to me naturally.
Q: What is the best stadium you have played at?
A: Mestalla (Valencia’s ground).
Q: Favourite moment in a Celtic shirt?
A: Winning the treble treble. Best moment in my career so far.
Q: What was your favourite goal of the season and why?
A: Against Rangers just for the celebration #CalmDown.
Q: What team did you support growing up?
Q: Did you think Olivier Ntcham was going to score when you played him in against Lazio?
A: I tried to play him in the best way so that he could score, but I admit that I did not expect such a beautiful goal. It was an amazing feeling to win in Rome.