ANGE Postecoglou expects Celtic goal sensation Kyogo Furuhashi to improve on his stunning start to his Parkhead career due to his football intelligence.

Japanese internationalist Furuhashi, a £4.6m signing for Vissel Kobe in his homeland last month, has made an immediate impact in Scotland.

He netted on his first start against Jablonec in a Europa League match in the Czech Republic last week and bagged a hat-trick on his home debut in the 6-0 rout of Dundee in Glasgow on Sunday.

The 26-year-old, who is set to feature in front of a sell-out crowd in the rematch with Jablonec this evening, has quickly endeared himself to the fanatical Celtic support.

However, former Yokohama F Marinos coach Postecoglou thinks the forward's hero status among the fanbase is going to grow in the months ahead.  

“Don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think he’s going to score more than three goals every game,” he said.

“He’s still learning and still understanding how we want to play. It’s a different league, a different culture and a new set of team-mates for him so I’m sure he will get better.

“What we do know about him is – and people saw this against Dundee – that he’s a talented footballer. Forget his talent and his physical attributes: he’s an intelligent footballer and that’s why I think he’ll get better.

“He’s come here to improve his football and find new ways for him to be effective, which is why I’m sure there’s more to come from him. Sunday was a great start for him and the team provided him with some great service. Hopefully, that will continue.”