Soccer Football - Scottish Premiership - Celtic v St Johnstone - Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain - April 9, 2022 Fans with Celtic's Kyogo Furuhashi during the match REUTERS/Ed Sykes

Kyogo Furuhashi revealed he was close to tears after making his comeback against St Johnstone in early April after three long months out of the game.

The Japanese striker was sidelined in December and has had to go through a lot of rehab to get back before the end of the season.

The man from Japan was overwhelmed by the reaction he got when he finally got back onto the pitch, claiming the support of the Celtic fans nearly had him in tears.

He told Celtic TV: “When I returned to the game it was a very, very nice atmosphere. Home game, full stadium, that made me really happy.

“I was happy warming up before going on the pitch, with fans received me with a big applause.

“I felt the love of everybody. I was almost crying because I felt really happy.

“The team was really good in that game, and I just wish I could have got a goal.”

He didn’t get a goal but he helped set up Liel Abada’s goal by making a pin point long rage pass to Maeda who knocked it down for the Israeli.

It was great to see him back and even better it was a 7-0 win at Celtic Park.

Kyogo got on the scoresheet against Ross County at the weekend. The frontman scoring the opener after a brilliant ball in from his teammate Jota.

The rust was still there a little bit – Kyogo could have scored a hat-trick on another day.

It’s great to have the wee man back and hopefully he can help bring the title home in the coming weeks.

The bhoys entertain The Rangers on Sunday at Celtic Parm. The Midday kick off is sure to be a cracker. If Kyogo can get among the goals we’d all be delighted.


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