Celtic star Kyogo pays tribute to unsung Lennoxtown heroes ahead of Japan match

By John McGinley

October 7, 2021

Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi has thanked the medical staff at Lennoxtown for getting him back to fitness so quickly after a knee injury.

Kyogo was injured during the last international break and there were fears he may not return to action until mid-October.

However, he managed to face both Bayer Leverkusen and Aberdeen before jetting off to again represent Japan in their World Cup qualifying campaign.

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The 26-year-old was also asked about his best position, but he refused to make it an issue, instead placing a focus on what’s best for his team.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the attacker said: “There is no problem at all now with my knee.

“And for that, I must thank the people at my club for their cooperation and support so that I have been able to return quickly. I am grateful for them.

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“I know there has been a lot of talk about what is my best position for Japan. In my opinion, it’s important not to just stick to a fixed position, If you can play your own way and do your own thing, it can be good for the team. What matters is not where I play, but collecting wins for Japan in two very important games for us.

“Personally, I enjoy this kind of pressure. I can only hope I can contribute to the team by doing the best I can and playing well. Hopefully, it will help us go a long way to qualifying for the World Cup.”

Tim Williamson heads up the physio department at Celtic, aided by Danny Friel and Davie McGovern.

They’ll have been busy in the early parts of this season considering the number of injuries this season, so to get a bit of public credit will be welcome.

Hopefully Kyogo returns from international with no problems and is fighting fit for a crucial upcoming Celtic period!

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