What Ange Postecoglou said after Celtic match about Furuhashi's stunning performance

By John McGinley

August 9, 2021

Ange Postecoglou is clearly delighted with his new Celtic signing Kyogo Furuhashi.

The striker is now a household name amongst the Hoops support after his phenomenal hat-trick at home to Dundee yesterday.

Prior to that though, not many will have known his name, never mind his potential.

Postecoglou did though. He spearheaded the move for the former J-League talent. Celtic eventually announced his signing in the early hours of an exciting Friday morning, delighting and surprising fans.

Now everyone is on the same page when it comes to the 26-year-old.

After the match, Ange was delighted to acknowledge that. His comments to Sky Sports suggest the beginning of a brilliant relationship between the attacker and the Celtic support.

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Postecoglou said: “It’s quite incredible, and he could have probably had a couple more as well.

“I think people see what I’ve seen in him from the past three or four years. It’s not just his goals, it’s his movement and just his willingness to work.

“He closed down players, and I think if anything that buys you more into the kind of person he is, and I think the fans will appreciate that.

“It’s great getting the goals, but when they see his efforts in a defensive sense, they know he’s working for the shirt.”

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The great thing about yesterday’s performance is that it wasn’t just a one-man show. Kyogo was superb, no doubt, but some of his teammates were just as impressive.

Ryan Christie looks re-energised, Callum McGregor was instrumental, Liel Abada looks a fantastic find too. You could really make a case for most players on the pitch yesterday.

Postecoglou’s plan for Celtic is beginning to click into place. There will be setbacks ahead. We can’t pretend there won’t be. But, as an initial statement of intent at home in the league, it was fantastic.

In other news, the Kyogo show trends on YouTube as 400k people watch class weekend Celtic footage.