MARVIN BARTLEY has admitted Kyogo’s and Reo Hatate’s snub from the Japanese squad has angered him.

Soccer Football – Scottish Premiership – Celtic v Heart of Midlothian – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Britain – March 8, 2023 Celtic’s Kyogo Furuhashi in action Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith

The Clyde 1 Super Scoreboard pundit is adamant that Kyogo’s form should get him recalled to the national squad. Leading the scoring charts in Scotland, the striker has been an integral part of Celtic’s team this season.

He’s stepped up to the occasion this season, too, putting to bed the belief that he’s not a big game player, scoring a vital goal at Ibrox and at Hampden in the Glasgow Derby final.

Speaking on Clyde 1 SSB, the Queen of the South manager made his opinions clear on the matter, giving a very sensible answer.

He said:

Kyogo’s movement is incredible, he’s scored 26 goals this season, I don’t understand it. Hatate has been brilliant.

“These are friendlies [For Japan] too”

As he continued to point out Kyogo and Hatate’s achievements Marvin declared “It’s actually getting me angry talking about it.”

Hajime Moriyasu has had a mare with his reasoning for Kyogo’s snub, claiming that the league isn’t at a high enough level to merit picking Kyogo, yet he’s called Maeda up to participate in the friendly matches.

Kyogo deserves o be getting on a flight to Japan, with Maeda for the country’s matches at the end of the month.


  1. Are the whole Japanese pool picked from europe’s top leagues ? Doesn’t help that ” pundits” in Scotland keep putting Scottish football down to prove that Celtic are ordinary !

  2. Well that’s not celtic fault they try and play football but other teams waste time from the first minute have the whole team behind the ball when out of position now angie came hear was scoffed at by lazy punters journalist who never checked this mans credentials he has brought a great brand of football attacking defending from the front no stop get the ball back into play in had to bring players from j league a league he knew players were humble and willing to run till they drop but its there apponent that drop after 60 or 70 minutes they are out on there feet cause the don’t train live and eat like professional athletes look at the the men angi brought here they would walk into any spl team and improve it and most epl he’s been a breath of fresh air to our game here I wish we could get rid of some if our pundits and so called journalists but that’s Scotland it’s not what you know its who you know and most of all the funny handshake that has held Scotland law government and industries back for years a country that had oil whisky farm land tourism all sold to some wealthy man who likely not seen it oh don’t forget the gentry you can be a man made billionaire but u aren’t got that shake of the hand or old school tie you won’t get through the door of power that’s rooted themselves in to running our country a live into poverty while they live the high life in say ten twenty years thees new immigrants legal and illegally will revolt tories down south are knowing it and try to get rid of them but European courts won’t let them its happening just look at adverts especially uk it’s all mix bread families now us that the future or is the tv companies forcing us unto it it might just help ukip cause I can’t see black getting welcomed into white families and the opposite yes racist works back or white


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