Kyogo gives class new interview in Japan; says Celtic experience is on "another level" with "top-class" Ange

By John McGinley

June 7, 2022

Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi has given a new interview on life at the Bhoys to English-language outlet Tokyo Weekender in Japan.

Kyogo is currently on international duty in his homeland, taking part in matches against Paraguay and Brazil, with a test against Ghana to come this Friday.

Reflecting on his time Glasgow so far, the Celtic favourite has been giving a rave review of the experience of working with Ange Postecoglou and playing in front of such a passionate crowd.

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He told Tokyo Weekender: “It’s a unique club with special fans. Getting those supporters off their feet when you hit the net; there’s no feeling like it. Before flying to Glasgow, Andrés (Iniesta) told me about the atmosphere when he played against Celtic for Barcelona.

“He said it was intimidating and I can see why, as it can get very loud. My old clubs, FC Gifu and Vissel Kobe were great, but this is on another level. It’s hard to put into words what it means to be here.

On Ange Postecoglou, Kyogo went on to say: “It gave me confidence knowing he’d watched me play and felt I was the right fit for his team. He’s a top-class coach and all the players here are benefiting from his ideas. Of course, there are times when he’s strict, but he’s also very complimentary when you do well. I think he strikes a good balance in that sense. I’ve got real respect for him.”

It sounds like Kyogo is enjoying life at Celtic as much as supporters are enjoying him.

He’s become a real icon for fans since arriving in Scotland and the relationship is only set to grow in his second season.

As the manager further optimises the team, Kyogo’s lethal goalscoring abilities should shine through even more over the next 12 months, helping Celtic in a title defence as well as with exciting opportunities in the UEFA Champions League.

Everyone here can’t wait to see him return to Scotland and get re-started with the Bhoys!

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