The Celtic connection both past and present in Japan remains strong. Here, two Celtic men former Hoops hero Shunsuke Nakamura and present day star Reo Hatate get together no doubt to discuss Celtic related matters.
Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph describes this image as iconic and he’s got that one bang on. Hatate will be looking forward to making his Champions League debut and if he’s looking for any pointers then Birthday Bhoy Shunsuke is the perfect man to speak to.
Naka and Reo Hatate ☘️☘️ pic.twitter.com/4HeyJmucWd
— Willie Collow (@CollowWillie) June 24, 2022
Nakamura become the first Japanese player to score in the Champions League and following his example in a Celtic shirt will be the target not only for Reo Hatate but also for Daizen Maeda and Kyogo.
Reo was clearly pleased to have met not only a Celtic legend buy also a legend of Japanese football. He stated: “I met Shunsuke Nakamura-san during my holidays. Thank you for all the stories you shared with me!”
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— UEFAチャンピオンズリーグ (@UCLJapan) June 23, 2022
Nakamura 🤝 Hatate 🍀💚🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/ZYl8mCZ8DB
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) June 24, 2022
Nice Tee's guys, Nice Tee's 😊😇 pic.twitter.com/k60FpbfDTB
— ガラガラ少年 (@EmbraBhoy) June 24, 2022
Every Nakamura goal for Celtic. pic.twitter.com/EP0qyXXNRT
— Li'l Ze (@LilZe_7) June 24, 2022