Charlie Nicholas has once again proved he’s out of touch with Scottish football with his latest comments on Odsonne Edouard.
Writing in his column in the Express, Nicholas commented on the relative merits of the French youngster against Alfredo Morelos.
He said: “As for the Edouard/Morelos debate, the Frenchman is a better all-round player than the Colombian.
“What Morelos has got is that bit of streetfighter in him that Edouard lacks in his game.”
Anyone who saw Charlie in his prime will remember that, for all his amazing talents, not least in his first spell, he himself wasn’t renowned for his streetfighting qualities.
There’s nothing wrong with having a bit of everything to your game, but Edouard is still a young player learning his trade. A few weeks ago, Nicholas might have said he doesn’t score enough with his head, but that’s a facet to his game that has come on even in recent weeks.
Nicholas had previously moaned that the French U21 star didn’t celebrate his goals enough. He said: The thing that irritates me more than anything is his lack of celebration when he scores.”
He continued: “He has this slightly annoying habit of looking too casual and uninterested a lot of the time. It’s as if he can’t be too fussed in the so-called lesser games.”
One player who doesn’t look as if he’ll fail the Nicholas celebration test is Jeremie Frimpong.
The 18-year-old made his league debut at the weekend and was at the heart of the action, with involvement in several of the goals in the 6-0 thrashing of Ross Country.
As can be seen in Celtic’s unique angle video, above, Frimpong was right in among the celebrations for each of the goals and celebrated his assist for James Forrest as if he’d stuck the ball away himself. He’s possibly the happiest looking person at Celtic since the night Gary Mackay-Steven signed!
The Dutch youngster, snapped up from Man City just before the transfer window closed, has another reason to be happy as he has been named in the SPFL team of the week.
Frimpong is the only Celt to make it into the select side, rather unusual after a performance where hitting double figures wouldn’t have been harsh on the Staggies.
Remarkable also that Edouard was omitted. Maybe Charlie Nicholas helped with the selection!
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