Ange Postecoglou rates Kyogo as Celtic striker scores despite lack of sharpness in Ross County win

Ange Postecoglou reckons Kyogo could have scored more against Ross County had he been sharper.

The Japanese striker made his first start since Boxing Day this afternoon and scored the opener as the Hoops beat Ross County 2-0.

Kyogo was also guilty, despite his goal, of missing a handful of big chances he usually expected to put aside.

His manager was happy with the points and pleased with the player’s contribution, including his opening header.

But he accepted that the former Vissel Kobe ace would have had more had he fired on all cylinders.

“It’s great because he’s missed a lot of the season and he’s a hell of a player, we’ve done well without him but it’s great to have him back,” the Australian told Sky Sports of the match. return of his attacker on the score sheet. .

“He’s still not 100 per cent because he probably would have had two or three today if he was at his best, but it was a great effort for him to get a goal for his reward. “

Postecoglou’s side got the points after last weekend’s loss to Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-finals, but for the man in charge there was never any question of making up for a loss.

“We never lost our momentum,” he said. “We lost a cup semi-final in extra time and in terms of momentum we were very good for a very long time and that’s why we sit where we sit and from my point of view it’s not s Wasn’t a reaction from last week.

“We were disappointed but it didn’t really affect everything that happened in the league and what was important for us was that we continued our good form.

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