Celtic captain Callum McGregor told Kyogo Furuhashi he might be one of the best strikers he’s ever seen after his glorious winner against Rangers at Ibrox.
The Japanese international scored his sixth goal in 10 games against Rangers since joining the Bhoys, rasping a wonderful effort past Jack Butland after springing the Ibrox defence.
Visibly left buzzing when the subject of his teammate came up post-match, McGregor said [Celtic TV]: “I don’t know what to say anymore. I said that to him in there, I said, ‘I think he’s the best striker I’ve ever seen.’
“Honestly, he’s so alive. In the moments he’s ice cold. If you see the finish itself, he’s actually leaning back, he’s stretching for it and somehow he keeps it on target.
“I lose words to speak about how good he is and how important he is for this group. But he showed his worth and more today.”
After netting 34 goals last season, Kyogo already has three in five this term and you get the feeling we are still scratching the surface of what he could offer under Brendan Rodgers.
There’s a long way to go for all these players in terms of improvement with the new boss in charge.
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Kyogo is clearly one of the most valued played within the Celtic group itself, just as he is with supporters. He had a number of chances yesterday but kept his composure in the most crucial moment to blow Rangers away.
Somehow, I doubt it will be the last time he does that this season.