Celtic centre-forward Odsonne Edouard has revealed that his personal ambition during the 2019-20 season was to reach the tally of 30 goals in the Premiership for the Hoops.
Before the league shutdown, the Frenchman managed to net 21 goals in just 27 games for the Park Head outfit and if this was not enough, the 22-year-old also managed to provide 12 assists.
Edouard has now told the Celtic View, as reported by Daily Record: “On a personal level, I was frustrated that we didn’t get to finish the league on the pitch. I think every one of the players is the same.
“I don’t normally share my personal targets, but this season it was 30 goals minimum, especially the longer time went on. I’m sure if the league had continued as normal I could have scored 30 goals.
“But, the most important thing is the title. Celtic winning the title, to win Nine in a Row, which we did – that’s good for me. I’m happy with this.”
Apart from his personal ambition, Odsonne Edouard also revealed that Celtic do deserve to win the Premiership.
He added: “It’s been a great season for the team and for me, so I’m very happy. Without question, this team deserves to be champions.
“It’s a good decision and the right decision. We’re living in strange times at the moment, it’s a strange life. The most important thing is the security and safety of all of the players, all of the fans, their families, so to call the league in the way it was called was a good decision.
“But, given how we played on the pitch, we absolutely deserve to be champions. The most important thing to me, personally, is to get the chance to celebrate the title with the fans and my team-mates.
“Then I want to be back playing football as well, because I miss it so much. I can’t wait to celebrate but I also can’t wait to be back playing. It’s been very, very hard to be away from football for so long.”
The centre-forward’s exceptional form has caught the attention of big Premier League sides like Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur and there’s every chance Odsonne Edouard might be heading to England sometime during the coming few months.
While Neil Lennon would love to hold onto the 22-year-old but if a sizeable bid is made, there’s no way Celtic will be able to stop Edouard from moving out.