Kyogo Furuhashi sends Instagram message to Celtic supporters after big return

By John McGinley

April 9, 2022

Kyogo Furuhashi has thanked Celtic fans for supporting him through his period of injury in a message on social media.

Kyogo picked up a hamstring injury in December that eventually ruled him out for more than three months. However, after a solid ten days of training with the first-team, he was included in today’s match squad against St Johnstone.

Ange Postecoglou subbed him into the game in the second half, to a rapturous ovation from the home Celtic support.

Tonight, Kyogo said on Instagram: “Very happy to play again and to help the team. What a win! Thanks to everyone who rooted for me during this time 🙏🏻☘️”

The best bit about it is that he actually looked pretty sharp. He was confident on the ball and playing some nice passes – especially the looped ball for Daizen Maeda that led to Liel Abada’s 15th goal of the season.

He’s now primed to play a big role for the team in the closing stages of the campaign.

There’s even a chance he starts next week’s huge Scottish Cup semi-final against Rangers. That’s especially true after Giorgos Giakoumakis picked up an apparent hamstring injury in today’s fixture.

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Kyogo was a true sensation in the first half of the season, scoring 16 goals. The early signs suggest he is intent on adding to that total and picking up where he left off.

We should still remain patient with him given the time off and the nature of his muscle injury.

However, another week of intense Celtic training should prepare him well for a big day out at Hampden.

Can Kyogo prove himself to a conqueror of the national stadium yet again?

In other news, Photo: Brilliant North Curve display before Celtic win as week of action culiminates.