Ange Postecoglou has insisted that there is still more to come from his Celtic side, as he called for his squad to get up to speed with popular frontman Kyogo Furuhashi.
Since joining the club, the Japanese forward has been a revelation, scoring yet another winner in the 1-0 win over Hearts on Thursday night.
Speaking in the aftermath of that victory, the former Socceroos boss was full of praise for the 26-year old and set down the marker for other players around Kyogo to get up to speed with the intelligent attacker.
“I knew he could make an impact. I’m the person least surprised by the impact that he’s had,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record.
“I knew what a clever player he was, and his movement is very hard to contain. Provided we played our football in a way I thought we could, then I knew he would be a guy who could get goals for us.
“I felt probably the last two or three games we haven’t been using him as much as we can.
“I still think even within our team; we’re still not as sharp as he is in terms of getting the ball to him in the right areas.
“He’s just very hard to stop, and from our perspective, it’s just about us getting in sync with him. Sometimes he’s just too sharp for us with his runs.
“We’ve just got to keep seeing him and playing him in because we know he’s a threat.
“But the beauty about him is the way he works off the ball, defensively for us. It’s just outstanding.
“I’m glad he’s getting the reward of goals because that’s what strikers want. Even if he wasn’t scoring, his work rate and effort has been outstanding.”
In recent weeks, fans have started to notice that Kyogo isn’t being given the service at times when making incredibly smart runs in behind opposition defences.
As a supporter, Kyogo is just a joy to watch. Not only going forward but also how hard he works for the team on the defensive side of things.
Hopefully, as time goes on, we can see the connection between Kyogo and other players around him continue to grow, which will only see the frontman goals tally skyrocket once again.