It is arguable that Kyogo Furuhashi is the most important player at Celtic right now. The Japanese star has been absolutely brilliant ever since arriving at Parkhead earlier in the summer and already made a huge impact at the club.
In fact, we have already seen Ange Postecoglou’s side struggle in Kyogo’s absence, when he recently spent several weeks on the sidelines due to an injury that he had suffered while playing for the Japan national team during the previous international break.
Celtic fans will be hoping that Kyogo remains fit moving forward because he is expected to play a huge part in any success that the club ends up enjoying this season. His movement is absolutely brilliant and the Hoops appear much better going forward when the Japanese star is on the pitch.
While speaking with Number, when asked about his goals, Kyogo said:
“First of all, as a result of the club, I would like to score more than 20 goals this season. It’s a club that is considered to be the top two in Scotland, so that should be normal. Last season (Odsonne Edouard, who made the move to the Premier League) Edouard scored 18 goals in the league, so I want to exceed that.”
Kyogo has big targets for his first season at Celtic
It is safe to say that Kyogo has big targets for his first season at Celtic. At the moment, getting past the 20-goal mark does seem very achievable though for the Japanese star.
According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has already scored 8 goals in 11 appearances for Celtic this season. Crossing the 18-goal mark in the Premiership might prove to be a bit more difficult though as he has scored 4 goals in the league till now.
And of course, with Celtic sitting at sixth position right now, them finishing in the top two will mean that they would have improved drastically through the course of the season and there will be cause for hope for the future.
Ultimately, it is great to see Kyogo have big targets for his first season at Parkhead. He has already proven that he is a vital member of this team and hopefully, he will continue to develop and get better over time.