Celtic star hailed 'awesome' by pundit after footage emerges

By Kevin Campbell

6th Oct, 2021 | 7:00am

Campbell 'wowed' by Furuhashi as 'awesome' Celtic footage emerges

Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on the “awesome” Kyogo Furuhashi for his “phenomenal” impact at Celtic.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Premier League striker said the 26-year-old’s ingenious finish against Aberdeen is indicative of a man high on confidence.

Furuhashi scored Celtic’s opener with his chest on Sunday as the Hoops secured their first away win of the season at Pittodrie.

The summer signing from Vissel Kobe has been a revelation in the Scottish Premiership this season.

He has scored four goals in five league games – only Liam Boyce and Martin Doyle have scored more.

When asked by Football Insider assistant editor Dylan Childs for his assessment of Furuhashi’s finish against Aberdeen, Campbell said:

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“Wow, what a phenomenal impact he is having on that football club.

“When a player has confidence he can produce goals like that.

“Let’s be honest, he has been the difference for Celtic this season. They are a different team when he plays. They need him fit and available every week.

“He can carry the team and that is what he has done. He has been nothing short of awesome since he has signed. You have to give Postecoglou credit.”

Ange Postecoglou will hope Furuhashi, who is now away with Japan, returns from the international break injury-free.

The Japan star missed all of Celtic’s fixtures in September because of a knee injury suffered in the previous set of international fixtures.

In other news, an ex-Fifa referee has revealed that he expects a landmark Celtic and Rangers change as Webb turns up at SFA headquarters.