CELTIC striker Kyogo Furuhashi reckons his strong start to life in Glasgow is down to his ability to "outsmart" his opponents.

The Japan internationalist has racked up eight goals in his first 11 outings since making the switch to Parkhead from Vissel Kobe in his homeland this summer, and is quickly establishing himself as a fan's favourite in the East End of Glasgow.

Furuhashi's movement, in particular, has caught the eye with opposition defenders frequently caught out by a well-timed run from the forward.

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And it's this ability to read the game and deceive his opponents that the 26-year-old believes sets him apart from his Premiership peers.

Speaking at Japan's press conference ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Australia on Tuesday, Furuhashi was asked if he would use what he has learned in Scotland against the physical Aussie defenders.

He replied: "That is a feature [of Scottish football], so I use my movement to outsmart the opponent.

"I hate it if I can’t continue a run, and there are some players who are good at lowering the opponent's line and receiving it in the space.

"So I can do that movement as well [against Australia].

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"What you can do is run in the offence and defence, and in attacks you can create space by continuing to move aiming for space and get closer to the goal.

"I think that going from the front to the pressure will give the team a good chance."