After a season disrupted by injury last season, Kyogo still managed to hit the twenty-goal mark in all competitions for Celtic.

It’s an impressive return from the Japanese striker; despite spending months on the sidelines, playing in a different continent after already playing half a season, he’ll be happy with last season’s numbers.

This season, the former Visel Kobe man is looking for something similar. Kyogo has admitted he hopes to reach the twenty mark again in an important season for the club and himself.

He told the Japanese outlet, Jiji, after the Flag Day win against Aberdeen;

“I hope I can score 20 or more goals. As a forward, I want to focus on what’s in front of me and keep producing results.”

Kyogo’s World Cup Hopes

With the World Cup in the middle of the season, Kyogo has the chance to impress his national team boss at Europe’s top level.

After Celtic’s title triumph last season, the club will participate in the Champions League group stages. If the man from Japan can mirror his performances from the Europa League last season on the Elite stage, he’ll become a headache to Hajime Moriyasu.

Kyogo isn’t currently a starter in the side, but a fine start to the season will help Kyogo’s cause as he pushes to be a starter at the World Cup later this year.


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