Celtic bounced back brilliantly from their 6-0 loss against Atletico Madrid by getting themselves a 6-0 win over Aberdeen at the weekend. Oh Hyeon-gyu got himself a stoppage time brace while Luis Palma, David Turnbull, Kyogo Furuhashi and Yang Hyun-jun were on the scoresheet for the Hoops as well.
One major talking point coming out of the game was the head knock suffered by Kyogo, which resulted in him being taken off early in the second half. The Japanese forward was on the end of a challenge from Slobodan Rubezic.
Most Celtic fans believed that the Aberdeen player should have been sent off. He was only shown a yellow card. And one can only hope that Kyogo will be fine.
As reported by BBC, Kyogo was very unhappy with the challenge. And he refused the Aberdeen player’s offer of a handshake.
Celtic player very unhappy and refused handshake
It remains to be seen how things turn out for Kyogo. For the time being, it looks like he will not be able to represent the Japan national team during the international break and will be remaining in Glasgow in order to recover from the knock.
It is never nice to see a player pick up a knock or an injury. Kyogo is a beloved figure at Parkhead and without a doubt one of the best players in all of Scotland. Thus, let’s hope for his quick recovery. We can only wish the Japanese forward the best of luck.
The brace from Oh against Aberdeen was a positive sign for Celtic. If Kyogo ends up missing a few games, the South Korean striker might be able to fill his void up front. He certainly has looked a lot better in recent weeks after a very slow start to life under the management of Brendan Rodgers.