Former Celtic player Frank McAvennie has highlighted a concern regarding the body language and demeanour of current Hoops attacker Kyogo Furuhashi.
Kyogo was in action for Ange Postecoglou’s side earlier this week during the 1-1 draw against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, which ultimately ended with Celtic at the bottom of their group.
Now that the dust has settled on the match, the Japanese attacker’s efforts in the draw have been put under the microscope by McAvennie.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Celtic figure had this to say about Kyogo and the missed chances he had in the midweek clash.
He said: “I like [Giorgos] Giakoumakis, every time he misses he is going nuts but I do not think he lets it bother him too much.
“But Kyogo has missed a couple of chances and I think it might have bothered him. I think it got to him. Which is wrong because the next time he gets one he is going to miss that as well.
“The form that we were playing early season, I do not know why they are not playing like that. Kyogo’s miss was blatant and then they nearly got beaten. It is incredible.”
Across the nine SPFL games he’s played in this season, the 27-year-old has scored seven goals for the Parkhead club.
In terms of his shooting accuracy in the league, 45% of his efforts have hit the target, leaving eight other Celtic players with a higher percentage.
While the miss in midweek will have surely been a disappointment for the player, his teammates and the fans, it seems as though McAvennie’s concern is with Kyogo’s mindset and his ability to move on from his misses in front of goal.
With that in mind, a goal this weekend against Livingston will be just what the doctor ordered.
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