Kyogo labelled as Celtic’s ‘not so secret weapon’ as pundits run out of superlatives for Japan star

Kyogo’s superb season as a Celtic player doesn’t seem like slowing down soon – with outlets from around the world continuing to wax lyrical over the Japanese forward.

A superb debut season last time out saw the striker score 20 goals in 33 games, a cracking tally for a debut season in a complete new continent – especially when you consider that he hadn’t played anywhere other than the J-League throughout his entire career.

19th December 2021; Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup final, Hibernian versus Celtic: Kyogo Furuhashi of Celtic with the trophy

But this season has seen Kyogo go from strength to strength. A lack of goals in Europe can be attributed to tougher opponents, but a complete dominance in the Scottish Premiership has seen the star net 23 in just 30 appearances – pushing the Hoops ever closer to a second successive top-fight title and an 11th title from a possible 12.

The world is slowly taking notice, and World Soccer have produced a feature which massively compliments the 28-year-old. It read:

Is it any wonder fans of the Hoops venerate the quicksilver Japanese striker?

Furuhashi, 28, has been Celtic’s not-so-secret weapon all season, netting with wild abandon in Scottish domestic competitions, including both goals in the recent 2-1 victory over arch-rivals Rangers in the League Cup final.

In addition to the quality of his off-the-ball runs and cute finishing, ex-Vissel Kobe ace has an incredible work ethic too, forever on the move, never shirking the physical aspect of the game and ever-ready to pressurise opponents in possession.

Humility personified, he sees it as ‘his duty’ to score goals, a wholesome attitude which does him immense credit.

It’s always nice to see recognition for Celtic’s best talents – but truth be told, fans have known about this for the last 18 months.

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