Celtic star Kyogo reveals what he learned from Andres Iniesta

Kyogo Furuhashi’s start at Celtic has been absolutely sensational and he has quickly become one of the most important players at the club. Without him, Ange Postecoglou’s side do not look nearly as good going forward.

We saw proof of that recently when he spent several weeks on the sidelines due to an injury picked up while with the Japan national team during the previous international break. In his absence, Celtic struggled to find the back of the net consistently or even create too many chances.

One of Kyogo’s biggest qualities is his movement. More often than not, he finds himself in good positions inside the box, unmarked. Most of the goals that he has scored for Celtic till now have been thanks to his brilliant positioning.

There is no question that his movement is special and will get him a lot of goals through the course of his career. And it looks like Andres Iniesta played a part in helping Kyogo with it. As reported by Number, the Japanese star said:

“In the days of Gifu, there was a strong awareness that the ball would be received at the feet and dribbled into the goal. There were times when it worked in J1 and times when it didn’t. At the same time, Andres joined Kobe and played with him, and I found the feeling that a pass would come if I moved like this, and I was able to see the “correct answer” and “road” within myself.

“He also said, “Because I’m watching, I’ll start moving,” and if I’m well prepared, I’ll get a pass (laughs).”

The Celtic star appears to have been helped by Iniesta during their time together at Vissel Kobe

One of the greatest players in the history of football, Iniesta enjoyed a spectacular career at FC Barcelona before moving to Vissel Kobe a few years ago.

It is there that he played with Kyogo and it appears that he did have an impact on the Japanese star, which is to be expected.

There is no doubt that Kyogo is prepared to play at the top level, which he has already shown at Celtic. One improvement that he could make in his game though is with his finishing. His movement is so brilliant that he gets a number of opportunities every game. If he can finish them with a better consistency, there is no reason he cannot be one of the best players in all of Scotland if not the very best.