Kyogo Furuhashi: We can improve on Hearts win

Kyogo Furuhashi got himself on the scoresheet during out cinch Premiership league clash with Heart of Midlothian at Parkhead last night to take his goal contribution to 25 for the season, with 20 of those coming in the League. His effort was a typical Kyogo goal; that peeling away from the defender with his lightening quick movement, then planting the ball into the net.

Ange Postecoglou was full of praise for the Japan international after the game too in his BBC interview, which you can read all about right here on The Celtic Star too. His assessment of Kyogo Furuhashi since he arrived at Celtic Park as ‘unbelievable’ won’t have many of the Celtic support arguing otherwise. He’s been that vital and he just never stops into the bargain. Our number 8 is the epitome of Angeball in action.

Kyogo was giving his post-match thoughts to Celtic TV after our encounter with Robbie Neilson and his cohorts, and he was happy with the way in which the result and performance went, but insisted that we can do much better. Celtic’s man of the moment said: “I’m happy with the comeback as a team, and I’m happy with the performance.”

Although we cruised to the victory in the end, Kyogo was adamant that th Hoops have more levels to go up, and it’s doubtful if anyone who watched this match could argue against that assertion. We didn’t move up the Hearts but still won comfortably in the end up. The couple of changes that Ange made at full-back seemed to disrupt our natural flow at times, whilst Matt O’Riley didn’t have that fluidity last night that Reo Hatate brings regularly.

On the overall view of the game, he added: “We won the game but there are still some areas we can improve on, so in every game we want to develop more. For the first goal Daizen was in a good position, so I just passed to him to score. For the second goal, Aaron gave me a good ball so it was easy to score. We now have to prepare for the weekend as a team and as individuals, and we would like to enjoy that game.”

Watch his full interview with Celtic TV post-match below…

Paul Gillespie

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