This is Yatao – “Unfortunately there are no delicious sushi restaurants in Scotland,” Alistair Johnston

Celtic star Alistair Johnston expresses his enthusiasm for Canada’s friendly match against Japan…

Today, Alistair Johnston and Mauro Biello, the manager of Canada national team, attended the press conference ahead of the match against Japan and the Celtic right-back talked about his enthusiasm for playing against our Japanese Bhoys…

Alistair Johnston: “I’ve been talking a lot about this friendly match with Japanese Bhoys since this match was announced. I’m very sorry that Daizen can’t come to Japan this time, but other Bhoys also have great spirits.

“They are my teammates and rival players, so I talked to them to look back together about the match after tomorrow’s friendly match. We are usually teammates, but I want to be wary of them so that we never let them to score a goal.

19Ã09-2023, Stadium Feijenoord / De Kuip , Champions League , season 2023 / 2024, Feyenoord – Feyenoord player David Hancko and Celtic’s Alistair Johnston

“Also, both of them are in very good condition now, so I recognise that the match is very tough for us to stop them. By the way, unfortunately there are no delicious sushi restaurants in Scotland, so if possible, I would like to go eat delicious sushi with Japanese bhoys in Japan.”

Not too sure if that’s the case and unquestionably there will be delicious sushi restaurants around Scotland offering the Canadian star a chance to enjoy their sushi and prove him wrong about that!

AJ could visit Nippon Kitchen, 91 West George Street, G2 1PB when he’s back in Glasgow

Former manager John Herdman was dismissed in August after CONCACAF Gold Cup, Mauro Biello became the manager, and Canada national team did not play during International Match Week in September, so this match will be the first one under the manager.

For CONCACAF Nations League, the manager recognises this friendly match as an important match, and it seems that he intends to check weaknesses of the team while trying some systems. I’m looking forward to watching tomorrow’s match and and in particular our three Bhoys. The best result would be for them all to score a goal each so Japan win 2-1.


Come and join The Celtic Star live at the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park during the International break…

John Hartson will be just one of many special guests at a huge and unique Celtic Star event to be held in the Kerrydale Suite at Celtic Park on Thursday, 19 October 2023. Tables for 10 at £180 or individual tickets priced just £20 for this special evening can be purchased now via Celtic Star Books.

Meanwhile here’s Matt Corr talking about his latest Celtic Star book on The Celtic Exchange Podcast…

Majic, Stan and the King of Japan is out in Friday 20 October and is available to order now HERE.

The Celtic Star presents a night with special guests including John Hartson and Tommy Callaghan at the Kerrydale on Thursday 19 October…more guests to be added today!

There’s no Celtic action for a few weeks due the latest international break, but you can still come along to Celtic Park on Thursday 19 October – on the anniversary of Hampden in the Sun, Celtic 7 Rangers 1…to join The Celtic Star team live in the Kerrydale with special guests including John Hartson  and Tommy Callaghan as we launch Matt Corr’s new book ‘Majic, Stan and the King of Japan’ which tells the story of Gordon Strachan’s first season at Celtic and we’ll have the trophies Celtic won that season there too!

There’s live music from the wonderful Boolavogue and many more Celtic guests coming along which we’ll start to announce tomorrow. Tickets are selling fast so get yours now, just click on the image below and we’ll see you in the Kerrydale. It’s going to be some night and a great Celtic fix during the international break!

About Author

I am a Content Creator and Origami art Creator, Analyst working for think tank in Japan and I joined this team in May 2023 and started to write articles as Japanese Celtic author for The Celtic Star. I live in Kobe(Japan) and have followed Celtic after 14 October, 2006, when I had watched the game against Dundee United FC - Shunsuke Nakamura scored a hat-trick. Also I am an enthusiastic supporter of Vissel Kobe, and I am familiar with various information and history of J-League. I have been posting threads on trajectory and background of Celtic Japanese players on Twitter mainly since summer of 2022 in order to further deepen the bond between Celtic and Japan. This time, I'm so proud to be more committed to Celtic by joining The Celtic Star team. I'm good at changing of viewpoints, so please expect my articles written from fresh perspective.

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