By Frank McAvennie

10th Aug, 2021 | 12:27pm

McAvennie can't believe what he's seen from Celtic new boy Furuhashi

Frank McAvennie was blown away by Kyogo Furuhashi’s home Celtic debut against Dundee.

The Parkhead icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted after the Japan international scored a hattrick on Sunday.

Furuhashi, 26, scored two in the first half and one in the second as the Hoops smashed Dundee 6-0.

This came after the striker marked his first start with a goal in the 4-2 win over Jablonec last Thursday.

He now has four goals in his first three games for his new side and helped Ange Postecoglou pick up a couple of much-needed wins.

McAvennie drew comparisons between Furuhashi and Celtic hero Henrik Larsson after seeing him at the weekend.

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“His movement is so good,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“I’ve not seen a Celtic striker do that for so long, that’s what I was all about when I played.

“I haven’t seen a player do that since Henrik Larsson, his movement was superb.

“There’s so much to be happy about with this one, he could be so good.

“He’ll only get better once the communication gets better as well. I don’t know how good his English is.

“The team will massively benefit from his movement, he’s dragging defenders away which makes it easier for the midfielders.

“Edouard doesn’t do that, he wants it to feet. I’m so pleased for Kyogo.

“I think he has massive potential.”

Larsson scored 242 goals in 313 appearances for Celtic over seven seasons.

He won eight trophies with the club, including four league titles.

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