Celtic legend Kenny Dalglish reckons that Kyogo Furuhashi could well be the player that wins points for the Bhoys in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season.

Kyogo had a difficult time of it in last year’s edition of the tournament and failed to find the back of the net in the six games he played.

But Dalglish reckons that he is well primed to do much better this around and reckons out of all the players that need to step up over the next few months, the Japanese star is the most likely.

Writing in his Sunday Post column today [17/09 print edition], he said: “Out of the goals scored last year, one was an own goal, two came from Jota and one from Giorgos Giakoumakis. So, somebody different will need to step forward and it could well be that Kyogo will be ready to explode on this stage.

“He will be the better for last year’s experiences at that higher level and he has the ability to make a serious impact and win points for his club. If he can score, it means the opposition need two to win and Celtic will look to be a strong defensive unit to stop that from happening.”

Dalglish goes up to talk up the quality of upcoming opponents Feyenoord and suggests that a draw on Tuesday night would be a good result. Which is absolutely true.

Celtic FC v Real Madrid: Group F - UEFA Champions League
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Celtic coming home to Glasgow undefeated would be a coup for Brendan Rodgers and his team. It would be something to build on for the rest of the campaign.

We definitely need our most talented players, such as Kyogo and Reo Hatate, to step up and show their true worth. They do have the potential to shine on the biggest stage, but fans would love to see that potential realised.

In other news, Brendan Rodgers confirms promising Reo Hatate Celtic reports.

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