Daizen on fire, now he could challenge Kyogo and Oh for Celtic striker spot

Daizen on fire, is he the man to challenge Kyogo and Oh for the striker spot?

Daizan Maeda fired a terrific first half hat trick against old side Yokohama F Marinos in todays 6-4 friendly defeat.

Regularly used on the left wing by Ange Postecoglou, Daizen looked more lethal and lively though the middle under Brendan Rodgers in todays game.

Daizen has all the attributes to be a natural striker, he has a tremendous work rate and pace and he can of course do the most important thing a striker can possess, he can finish.

As much as he gave his all and contributed under Ange out on the left, he looks more comfortable and contributes more through the middle. Maybe Brendan sees him as more a centre forward?

If so it, we won’t be searching for a striker any time soon. With the Brilliant Kyogo and Oh who has great potential, and of course Daizen, we aren’t short of options in that area. Daizen could surprise a few next season.

Just an Ordinary Bhoy

Every Celtic defender today…Brendan Rodgers will be pleased by much of what he saw today but seldom will have seen one of his sides concede six soft goals – gift a

Hoopy Celtic, JULY 19, 2023 – Football / Soccer : Friendly match between Yokohama F.Marinos – Celtic FC at Nissan Stadium in Kanagawa, Japan. 

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  1. Been waiting for this. Maeda was run into the ground by Ange when there was a striker waiting to get out. Why did he miss so many chances? …because he was knackered when a chance came his way. Hopefully he’s now back to blasting the ball into the net. Not a great Rodgers fan but he seems to have seen the light with this one.