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Celtic star Kyogo Furuhashi posted a defiant message on Twitter despite the Hoops’ exit from the Europa League after defeat at Bayer Leverkusen last night. 

The Hoops were beaten 3-2 by Bayer Leverkusen despite a spirited performance in Germany. 

Ange Postecoglou’s side went a goal behind after 16 minutes when Robert Andrich struck for the hosts. However, Celtic made an inspired comeback to lead 2-1 on 56 minutes after a cheeky Josip Juranovic penalty and a strike from Jota. 

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However, Leverkusen’s quality showed in the end and they took the three points after late goals from Andrich, again, and Moussa Diaby. 

Kyogo, 26, played up top for the visitors and was substituted in the second half. The Japan international has been a hit for the Glasgow giants since making the move from Vissel Kobe in the summer. He has adapted very well to life in Scotland and has chipped in with 13 goals in 20 appearances in all competitions so far. 

Here’s what he tweeted after the Leverkusen match:

Furuhashi and Celtic focus on league following Leverkusen loss

Celtic’s focus now turns to the league and they are back in action on Sunday at home to Aberdeen, followed by Hearts’ visit to Celtic Park next Thursday. 

The Hoops go into this weekend four points behind Rangers but will take confidence from their performance last night. Postecoglou’s men are unbeaten in their last seven league games too.

Here’s how some Celtic fans reacted on Twitter to Kyogo’s message after their defeat to Bayer Leverkusen:

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