Odsonne Edouard of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
Crystal Palace striker Odsonne Edouard, who bagged a brace on his debut against Tottenham over the weekend says he is proud of how he has settled into life in South London.
Wilfred Zaha set Palace on their way with a goal from the penalty spot but it was deadline day signing Odsonne Edouard who sealed the 3-0 victory with his two well taken goals in the second half.
The French striker needed only 28 seconds to score his first goal after coming on as a substitute, before wrapping up the game in stoppage time with another brilliant finish beyond Hugo Lloris.
The result was Patrick Vieira’s first win as manager and moved Palace to 11th on the Premier League table.
What was said after the game
“Big win for the team,” Odsonne Edouard posted on his Twitter page.
“So proud to make my debut at home in front of the fans, thank you for all your support.”
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira also described the French striker’s debut as a “dream”.
He said: “I think it’s a dream start for him. He came on and was among space which allowed him to score those two goals.
“But we have to give credit to Christian Benteke who worked really hard in the first 70 minutes and then when Edouard came on he just finished the job and took his chances well.”
Five facts about Odsonne Edouard at a glance
- He was born five months before the 1998 World Cup, and his close friends call him the “The Rocket”.
- He started his career at French giants PSG.
- The 23-year-old has had loan spells at Toulouse and Celtic, where he eventually signed on a permanent deal in 2018.
- Edouard was born in Kourou, French Guinea.
- He scored more than 60 goals for PSG’s youth side within two years.