NEIL LENNON has admitted Odsonne Edouard’s head has not been in the game for Celtic this season so far and it’s in the player’s best interests to get going after the international break.

The Celtic manager was brutally honest as he spoke about his star man, revealing he will sit down with Eddy and have a chat about where his heads at after breaking the goal scoring record with France.

Over the past two seasons, The Frenchman has been ever-present for the club and has come up big when it mattered. However, this season he’s appeared lacklustre at times; he has been injured and contracted the virus in the past few months which hasn’t helped.

“Listen, he’s a human being and he’s still young at 22 and there has been a lot of interest or speculation about him. There’s no question it affected him and his performances.” Lennon told SunSport.

“He’s been away with France and maybe that will give him a little time at home as well.

“We’ll have a good discussion with him and, hopefully, he’ll kick on and get back to his best.

“What we have with Odsonne is an outstanding, talented player and it’s up to us to try and get the best out of him again.

“It’s also in his own best interests to knuckle down and get back to playing the way he can.”

The international break is now behind us and it’s back to domestic business. Neil Lennon knows he needs to have everyone pulling in the same direction. The team will play in four separate competitions before the end of 2020.

First up is Hibs away, a fixture where Celtic have struggled in over the years. We need to be at our best and send out a statement, especially with our city rival’s not playing until Sunday.

If Eddy can get back to his best, he could be a big piece of the puzzle as Celtic aim for a quad treble.


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