Japanese winger Kyoko Furuhashi (28, Celtic) is poised to break the Japanese European record.
On the 17th (Korean time), Furuhashi helped the team win 4-1 by scoring multiple goals in the Scottish Premiership away match against Kilmarnock, which was directly observed by Jurgen Klinsmann, the Korean national soccer team coach. On this day, Oh Hyun-gyu came on as a substitute in the second half and played the ground for 45 minutes.
With this, Furuhashi’s league goals increased to 23, solidifying his position as the sole top scorer. It is 4 goals away from 2nd place Kevin Van Vin (Motherwell, 19 goals). Furuhashi, who missed the top scorer last year by one goal, was in front of the league’s top scorer for the first time in his life.
The record for the most goals by a Japanese in a major league in Europe is also expected to be rewritten. Furuhashi scored 29 goals this season, including the Cup. If you add 1 goal, you will be the first Japanese player ever to reach 30 goals.
Surprisingly, Furuhashi, who will change the Japanese European record, is not a ‘regular’ of the Japanese national team. Japanese national team coach Hajime Moriyasu has not selected Furuhashi before or after the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. When asked about this, he controversially replied, “The Scottish league is of a low standard.” However, Furuhashi is making a show of force against manager Moriyasu with his steady scoring power.
Celtic is dominated by Japanese players. Maeda Daizen has 10 goals, including cups, and Hatate Leo has 8 goals. Only 47 goals were scored by Japanese players. Oh Hyun-gyu, who left Suwon to join Celtic in January, scored 3 goals (2 league goals) including the cup.
On the other hand, it should be taken into account that the difference in league level between Scotland and England is large, but Captain Son Heung-min of Klinsman has never scored more than 30 goals in a single season, including the cup. The highest individual score in a single season is 24 goals (23 league goals) in the 2021-2022 season, which won the Premier League scorer. It is not easy to score more than 30 goals in any league. 토스카지노