Ange, can we have a word? Ever thought of trying Odsonne on the left with Kyogo through the middle? When Odsonne first broke into the Celtic team, it was on the left side of the forward line, with Moussa Dembele leading the attack. In the three years since Moussa moved on, Odsonne has occupied the central position.
When we first heard of Kyogo we heard he was more of a wide player, or second striker, a bit like that guy we signed from Feyenoord in the 90s. Henrik Larsson was stuck in a peripheral striking position until emerging from Tommy Johnson’s shadow (cough) during season 1997-98. It was a change that transformed Henrik from a place on the Feyenoord subs bench into legendary status.
It may sound ridiculous to want to tinker with the attack after we score six goals but only one came from Odsonne or Kyogo and not every team has a goalkeeper like St Mirren’s. It feels inevitable that our man from Japan will eventually make the central position his own. I would switch them now, even during games.
The only surprise about the racist incident directed at Kyogo yesterday was its coverage in the media and statement from the offending supporters’ club. The entire squad has an opportunity to respond in the most appropriate manner possible on Sunday.