David Turnbull on the joy of linking up with ‘world-class’ Odsonne Edouard


DAVID TURNBULL is relishing the chance to link up with ‘world-class’ teammate Odsonne Edouard, with the midfielder believing the striker to be on his wavelength.

Both Turnbull and Edouard have been in sparkling form of late, with the midfielder’s goal giving Celtic their win over Aberdeen on Wednesday night, and the striker scoring his 20th goal of the season in the weekend win over St Johnstone.

Former Motherwell man Turnbull is hoping to prolong their productive partnership for as long as possible.

“He is world class,” Turnbull said. “He is a great player to play with.

“I can link up well with him. You know he is going to do something magic or play a one-two with you.

“We are on the same wavelength. It is good playing with him.”

As well as the flair provided by the likes of himself and Edouard, Turnbull believes that this Celtic side are also developing a steeliness in their defending and a stronger mentality than they have shown previously during this largely forgettable season.

He points to their hard-earned victory over the Dons during the week as evidence of this, and says that they might not have withstood the aerial bombardment launched by the visitors in the later stages of the game earlier in the campaign.

“It could have been [different],” he said. “But on Wednesday night we defended set pieces brilliantly and defended our box very well when they were putting pressure on.

“There were spells in the second-half when they had most of the ball. It could have finished differently earlier on in the season. I thought we were brilliant.

“Confidence is coming because obviously we are winning games. That is a good run we have gone on now.

“Every game we go into we feel more confident. Any time you win you feel more confident.”


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