BRENDAN RODGERS has defended his record signing Odsonne Edouard after many in the media seem to be pointing the finger at the Frenchman for not scoring as of late.
However, the Irishman would not single out his young striker for any sort of criticism and put the responsibility for the lack of goals on the whole team.
Speaking ahead of Celtic’s away day to Kilmarnock, the Celtic manager believes the bhoys must buck up their ideas from back to front if they are going to start firing again.
“Odsonne’s working hard, but confidence is a big thing for players,”
“It is not him that is the issue. For us, it’s our whole team. Collectively we’re not attacking at the same level.
“The offensive side of our game as a whole, from back to front, needs to improve.”
People need to also remember the lad is only 20-years-old and with that, there is always going to be some inconsistency with young players coming through.
There is no doubt the striker has the talent and Rodgers will be working hard to get the best out of him.
The Irishman is correct in the team contributing as a whole as the midfield creativity seems to have dried up in favour of sideways passing in the last month or so.
Celtic have only scored a goal a game in their first five SPFL games this season and they’ll be looking to as one or two more today at Kilmarnock – but it won’t be easy.