Wow. The media reaction to Kyogo picking up a knee injury tonight is akin to that of Pavlov’s slobbering dogs.
This is what they’ve been waiting for; the chance to write “Celtic in potential striker crisis” headlines.
Nobody at Celtic, not the fans and not the club, would be less than dismayed if Kyogo was out for a while, but it’s not like we’re not sitting on replacements.
We have big Greek ready to play.
Jota can perform as a striker.
So can Forrest.
Which is to say nothing for us having an actual third striker, in Ajeti, ready to play.
So yeah, we might be “In a sweat” as the press is putting it tonight, but I hardly think we’re actually sweating this that much.
Players will get injuries this season, it’s inevitable.
But this is also why you sign more than one player for each position.
Reports describe the contact that led to his going off as “minimal.”
Therefore, it’s probably more a precautionary thing than an actual serious problem.
But the media is reporting it as if this was a pretty heavy situation.
One way or another, we’ll cope.
We have enough firepower in the team that it will be an inconvenience more than a major hindrance.
This is why you sign the top scorer in Holland as a backup for your main front-man.
Celtic fans will wish Kyogo well, and whilst we’re hoping that the injury isn’t a bad one and doesn’t keep him out for an extended period of time, I’d have to say that I’m excited for the opportunity such circumstances would hand to other members of the squad.
Kyogo Furuhashi, hopefully you’re not going to be on the side-lines and if you are hopefully it won’t be for that long.
Those in the media who are wetting themselves over this are paying you the ultimate compliment.