Date: 10th October 2021 at 4:03pm
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As Celtic look at the international break to help rest and recover those players who are not on duty this week, the fans are keeping a close watch on teams like Australia, Japan and Scotland with baited breath, hoping that none of our top players pick up any injuries.

The last time we had an international break we saw our talismanic striker Kyogo Furuhashi suffer a knee injury that kept him out the squad for three weeks.

And boy did we miss him.

His energy and dynamism are a clear strength in his game and within Ange Postecoglou’s system, the Japanese striker thrives and the team clearly perform better with him in the side.

But Chris Sutton raised a worrying question about Kyogo in his latest column this weekend that kind of rang true during Kyogo’s three week spell on the sidelines.

Sutton asked, “I’ve seen a few people asking this week if Celtic are over-reliant on Kyogo?

“It’s a fair question, and you’ve got to say they have been this season.

“He’s scored eight goals in 13 games and you could see the difference in the side when he was out injured.

“Celtic needed a signing to really lift the place and he’s been that man.

“But he also needed help. The question is where is it coming from?

And that is the worrying question? Where will the support come from because right now we don’t have the answer.

Albian Ajeti is clearly a different style of player to Kyogo and doesn’t fit into Ange’s playing style and with Giakoumakis currently still to make any kind of material start, never mind influence on the team, if Kyogo returns from international duty injured again, there is not paddle big enough to get us out the creek!