ANGE POSTECOGLOU has defended Kyogo Furuhashi after claims that the Celtic attacker was going down too easy in games. 

The Japenese international most recently went down after a coming together with Hearts defender John Souttar last week.

Rangers legend Barry Ferguson slammed Kyogo for the incident suggesting that he should eradicate diving from his game.

But Kyogo's manager Postecoglou has stuck up for his man and insisted that his addition to Celtic has been brilliant for the Scottish game.

“Who are these brave people, these warriors, who are out there, who are accusing people?” said Postecoglou, who confirmed injured Portuguese forward Jota will miss the Premier Sports Cup final against Hibernian at Hampden Park.

“Kyogo is the size of a jockey, he is playing against guys who are almost a foot taller than him and all these brave warriors on the outside are casting aspersions, are they?

“I haven’t read it, I won’t read it.

“You end up in arguments with ignorant people, you’ll eventually become one of them. So I ignore that narrative as you painted it.

“I think Kyogo has been great for our football club, he has been great for Scottish football and I will be surprised if anyone wouldn’t want somebody of his character and his playing ability in their club or in their league.

“Beyond that, as I said, who are all these brave soldiers, sitting in their studios or lounge rooms or wherever they are, throwing these narratives across the way?”