The exciting Celtic partnership we've yet to see under Postecoglou

By John McGinley

September 25, 2021

For all the signings Celtic made over the summer, it still very much feels like the starting elevens that Ange Postecoglou is putting on the pitch are a work in progress.

Injuries are the primary reason for that. Postecoglou hasn’t had his best team on the park since the closure of the transfer window. It’s been immensely frustrating.

However, with that frustration comes hope for the future and what we could eventually see from this Celtic squad. And one of the most exciting potential future partnerships will come in an attack where Kyogo Furuhashi will be linking up with Jota.

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These two could be absolutely dynamite together.

We know already from Kyogo’s initial impact at Celtic that he can be a prolific goalscorer, but his game is more than about that. His movement and game intelligence is a level above almost every other player in the country and it’s something that wide players such as Jota and Liel Abada can thrive off of.

Jota is no footballing dummy either. In fact, he is also showing glimpses of excellent movement and an ability to break opposition defensive lines. In conjunction with the threat of Kyogo, Celtic really could be onto a winner.

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You might be waiting a bit to see it all unleashed. The Japanese international is not due back to Celtic action until mid-October. However, it’s a partnership I’m already dreaming about.

It’ll be exciting to see Jota in action tomorrow against Dundee United, assuming his ankle knock from Thursday isn’t an issue. He’ll be one of our key threats when it comes to picking up the points and hopefully providing further proof he can be stunning signing alongside the man from Japan.

In other news, bad week continues for on-loan Celtic man Leigh Griffiths; subbed off in first half vs Rangers.