Tom Rogic shares classy Instagram post with Celtic teammate Kyogo Furuhashi

By Euan Davidson

October 13, 2021

Tom Rogic: you’ve got to love him, and Celtic fans invariably tend to. His teammates, including Kyogo Furuhashi, seem to share the sentiment.

After squaring off against each-other in World Cup Qualifying, there was a nice moment after full-time. The defeated Rogic went over to a jubilant Furuhashi for a quick embrace and chat, despite having lost 2-1 to Kyogo’s side.

And that moment has been captured for perpetuity by Rogic himself. On his Instagram, Rogic – who’s not long off his 50th cap for the Socceroos – shared this story and tagged the Celtic striker:

Aw. Very nice indeed.

Rogic was unable to prevent Kyogo’s Samurai Blue from ending an 11-game win steak [Fox Australia]. The Socceroos, under Graham Arnold, have enjoyed a pretty smooth ride in World Cup Qualifying. But a congested midfield and nightmare outing for left-back Aziz Behich gave Japan a much needed win.

Rogic and Kyogo moment captured on Instagram: why does this matter for Celtic?

On the surface, it’s two teammates meeting up after a game. No big deal, perhaps.

However, it shows the bond that Kyogo has with his teammates already. Clearly, there’s an established connection between the Japan star and the rest of the Celtic dressing room.

We’ve seen plenty evidence of this. When he was injured, he came down to the dugout to acknowledge each and every member of the Celtic squad and staff before the Bhoys beat Raith Rovers.

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Whenever he scores, he goes straight to his teammates. And, even on international duty, he has nothing but respect for his Bhoys colleagues.

Perhaps we’re overthinking it. Either way, it’s a very cool sight to see. Tom Rogic, for his part, has never seemingly agitated for a move or caused any bother in his 8 years at the club. It’s not terribly surprising to see him making gestures like these, either.

It’s the kind of togetherness we need to see. Especially after last season, when the squad seemed brittle and low on confidence.

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