ANGE POSTECOGLOU made Kyogo the first of four J-League additions to his Celtic side.

The Japanese striker made an immediate impact at Celtic. He netted his first hattrick on his home debut and picked up the club’s goal of the year and top scorer award, not bad for his first season outside of Japan.

He soon became a fan favourite and has embraced the love from the Celtic supporters daily.

Coming to Celtic, Kyogo claims he received great confidence from the manager. Postecoglou handpicked him to join Celtic, meaning the Greek-born manager was an admirer of his.

Speaking to the Tokyo Weekender, Kyogo said;

 “It gave me confidence knowing he’d watched me play and felt I was the right fit for his team. He’s a top-class coach and all the players here are benefiting from his ideas. Of course, there are times when he’s strict, but he’s also very complimentary when you do well. I think he strikes a good balance in that sense. I’ve got real respect for him.”

Kyogo’s confidence should grow next season. Hopefully, his injuries are behind him, and he can kick on and score more goals in Celtic’s title defence campaign as he looks to make a mark in the Champions League.

Currently, the striker is on international duty; he started on the bench against Paraguay before he got the nod to play from the start against Brazil. Kyogo will face Ghana on Friday to complete this international break for the Asian country.


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