Video: Kyogo leads post-match Celtic celebrations with the Green Brigade
Superb footage has emerged of Kyogo Furuhashi leading the post-match celebrations in the Green Brigade corner after his highly-anticipated Celtic return.
Kyogo ended a 4-month absence as he reminded Celtic fans exactly what they’d been missing against St Johnstone. The Japanese international immediately made an impact with an incredible ball over the top of the Saints backline for goal number 7.
Supporters inside Celtic Park were giving him the special treatment with almost every touch of the ball roared and cheered on by an excited fanbase currently on cloud nine. And as he celebrated with his teammates post-match, the striker was the one leading it all as they headed for the GB corner:
Kyogo now looks set for an extended run in the side after an injury to Giorgos Giakoumakis yesterday. Whilst it remains to be seen how long the Greek is out for, it looks set up for Kyogo to make his mark once more.
The summer-signing had a rip-roaring start to the season as he became Celtic’s main man. Kyogo netted 16 goals in the first half of the campaign and now looks ready to fire himself to 20+ between now and the end of the season [Transfermarkt].
And these post-match scenes show just how delighted the players and the fans are that he’s back in action once more.
Kyogo leads the celebrations to round off a perfect day for Celtic
Outside of the Giakoumakis injury, everything that could’ve gone right yesterday did so. Topped off of course by Kyogo’s return and his role in the 7th goal.
There will have been one thing irking supporters as they left Celtic Park yesterday of course. That being that Kyogo didn’t actually net. That he wasn’t given that square ball by Liel Abada in the closing minutes that really would’ve put the cherry on top beautifully.
It’s no real disaster of course. There were enough positives on the day for the Celtic support to take real enjoyment from. We know that Kyogo is going to be back amongst the goals in the near future. Perhaps even as soon as next Sunday when Celtic face Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
But going back to yesterday, it was something of a carnival-like atmosphere inside Parkhead. Even though there was so big a spotlight placed on those Celtic players, this never looked like a match in which they were going to slip up in. It was as if St Johnstone knew what their role was – to be the cannon fodder.
That’s how good Celtic were on the day. They turned what could’ve and probably should’ve been a nervy afternoon into a total footballing show. It was beautiful to watch and says a lot about Ange’s vision for the football club.
Excitement is now at peak level as we prepare for Rangers next week. Whether Kyogo makes the difference? You would be brave to bet against it.