Celtic Blogger Subtly But Brilliantly Destroys Lennon’s Kyogo Critique

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Before I start, let me make it clear that I do not want to see Kyogo Furuhashi leave Celtic this summer, not when we have a superb manager in place who may propel his football to even greater heights. I want our top players to stay, but as you saw with the piece yesterday, I’m pretty relaxed about the idea that this almost certainly won’t happen.

I think Kyogo is the best striker since Larsson.

But then I said that about Edouard and about Dembele as well, and for a good reason; these three are the best Celtic strikers since the King of Kings. We replaced the first two and we’d replace Kyogo as well.

Nevertheless, I’m not sure why Lennon thought it was appropriate to discuss the player in such disparaging terms, and especially not to The Daily Mail, that right-wing, immigrant hating rag which I wouldn’t even permit someone to bring into my home.

Lennon doesn’t believe Kyogo has what it takes to play at the top end of the Premiership.

That’s a valid opinion, I suppose, but I had to laugh at the response to it that it got yesterday from my good friend Joe McHugh at VideoCelts, a brilliant piece of sarcasm, but delivered with savage subtlety.

“Hopefully Kyogo is still scoring for Celtic next season but it isn’t too much of a leap to suggest that with his movement and eye for goal he could at least match the scoring record of Son. During two stints at Celtic Lennon was involved in signing Albian Ajeti, Mo Bangura, Patryk Klimala, Lassad Nouioui and Teemu Pukki.”

Superb Joe. That made me laugh.

That just about sums up how I feel about it myself.

Lennon did us all a big favour the other day when he at last claimed some shred of responsibility for the COVID season collapse – not full responsibility, but he was never going to do that.

He could do us all another one by ceasing the running commentary on everything going on at Celtic Park.

No other manager in the history of the club has ever felt the need to get involved in every debate we’re having inside the walls. He would do better to focus on salvaging what he can from his own managerial career.

His record outside of Celtic Park isn’t much to write home about.

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