Kyogo Furuhashi has been one of the most important players in Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side ever since arriving in the summer. There is very little doubt about that. And his return from injury has played a huge role in the Hoops’ upturn in form in recent times.
Kyogo had gotten injured while with the Japan national team at the start of September. This injury saw him miss a few weeks of action. It is safe to say that the Hoops struggled in his absence.
But they have managed to pick up some form since he has returned to the line up. While the game against Bayer Leverkusen might have ended in a 4-0 defeat for Celtic, the performance was positive for the most part. And that has been followed by back-to-back away wins against Aberdeen and Motherwell respectively, which should be a massive boost for the club.
And while Kyogo’s lack of involvement in the Japan national team has raised a few eyebrows, Postecoglou admitted recently that he was delighted that the Celtic star didn’t start against Australia, something that managers do rarely. As reported by The Scotsman, he said:
“There’s no doubt I was delighted when Kyogo wasn’t in the starting line-up. I was quite happy seeing Tommy jog off with no issues, so that was probably my biggest delight.”
Kyogo is a massive part of Postecoglou’s Celtic team
It is very important for Celtic’s season that Kyogo remains fit and in form. He is a massive part of this team and in his absence, we have seen the Hoops not look nearly as good as a unit.
Of course, it is not just about Kyogo though. At the end of the day, Celtic do not have the deepest squad at this point of time and as a result, they will need as many of their players to remain fit as possible through the course of the current campaign.
The Hoops have managed to turn their season around a bit in recent weeks. They have climbed to fourth in the Premiership table and are just four points off of the top of the table at the moment.