Daizen Maeda will have to head out in international duty and miss a run of games with Celtic including the Glasgow Derby.
There was hope Japan wouldn’t fall up Daizen so he could settle into life at Glasgow but that has turned out not to be the case.
The Japanese squad was announced with the new Celtic frontman included. There was some good news with Hatate not being called up and Guchi also staying in Glasgow.
Maeda was going to be our main striker over the next period of time while Kyogo returned from injury but now we have to get on with things without our top two frontmen.
Asked why they chose to call up Daizen considering his Celtic move this month Japan head coach Hajime Moriyasu told Dan Orlowitz:
Ange knowing the player well has gone against us in the end.
It’s going to be an interesting and pivotal few weeks for Celtic and it’s very bad timing.
The Japanese manager revealed what he expected from Daizen during the World Cup qualifiers and it’s what Celtic fans want the player to be doing in Glasgow:
Kyogo is out injured so Giakoumakis will likely get the not upfront in the coming games. It’s a big chance for the Greek star to impress.