Kyogo Furuhashi featured in glossy new FIFA documentary; lauds Celtic supporters

By John McGinley

January 17, 2023

Kyogo Furuhashi has been profiled in a glossy new FIFA mini-documentary about the early days of his career, journey at Vissel Kobe and eventual move to Celtic.

Produced in the Japanese language, but available to watch with English subtitles, it’s a fascinating look at the trials and tribulations the Bhoys striker has overcome to land at a big club in Europe.

In one section of the 22-minute feature, Furuhashi discusses the impact of the Celtic support on his game, telling FIFA: “They give me a lot of power, for sure. Their voices are like the wind at our back.

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“When it’s rough and you have to push your body harder or go that one extra step, they make it feel like anything is possible.

“The support of the fans is really powerful. I’m truly happy from week to week, to be able to play in front of so many people is truly a blessing.”

Captain Callum McGregor and manager Ange Postecoglou are also interviewed for the film, talking about Kyogo’s impact and the impression he’s left on the club in a whirlwind first two seasons.

Furuhashi has scored 36 times in 60 appearances for the Bhoys and shows no signs of slowing down, emerging as the club’s top goalscorer this term, well clear of his teammates.

The smart money is on the Japanese talent going from strength to strength over the coming months and making a serious push for player of the year awards.

With massive ambitions ahead, including re-asserting himself with the Japanese national team, we may not have even seen the best of Kyogo yet.

In other news, Ange Postecoglou’s promising first-team timeline for Celtic talents coming through Lennoxtown.