Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi has fired a warning to the rest of Scotland that the best is yet to come from the champions and says they have the potential to play even better despite setting a new league record with a 9-0 away win at Tannadice on Sunday.
The nine-goal margin represents the biggest competitive away win in Celtic’s history and the biggest away win ever recorded in the Premiership.
The Japan forward scored a first half hat-trick and set up another in a scintillating performance but he insists that they could have been into double figures in Tayside and said “We have a lot more to improve, so we will keep working hard.”
The 27-year-old has scored in the opening goal in each of Celtic’s last four games and now has six goals from five league games this season.
Speaking to Celtic TV after the game, he said: “First of all, we’re happy to have the nine goals and I got my goals, but this is because my team-mates gave me good passes and I think we could have had even more goals.
“It was amazing and we could just express what we’ve been working on, so we want to keep working more and keep having good results.’
“Recently I’ve just had one goal per game but I got three goals in this match.”
Celtic ran amok against Jack Ross’s struggling side in Tayside with Liel Abada also helping himself to a hat-trick and Jota, Josip Juranovic and Carl Starfelt all getting on the scoresheet.
Kyogo says the focus now switches to the next game as they look continue their perfect start to the season and give the support something to shout about.
He said: “We just have to focus on each game and we would like to get a good result so that our fans can enjoy our games.
“But we still have a lot to do and a lot more to improve, so we will keep working hard.”
Celtic travel to Ross County on Wednesday as they begin the defence of their League Cup before hosting Rangers in the first Old Firm game on the season on Saturday ahead of the Champions League openers on the following Tuesday and Wednesday.
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