The reason why coach Hwang Seon-hong wanted it was clear. Oh Hyeon-kyu (22, Celtic), the “baby monster striker,” quickly adapted to the European stage and started scoring once again.안전놀이터
Oh Hyun-kyu started as a front-line striker in the 2022-2023 Scottish Premiership away match against Hibernian held at Edinburgh Easter Road, Scotland on the 25th (hereinafter Korean time). He opened the scoring in the 13th minute of the second half when the game was tight at 1-1. Oh Hyun-kyu succeeded in scoring by breaking through the intensive checks of the opposing defenders. The team was outnumbered and lost 2-4, but Oh Hyun-kyu received a warm applause. After the match, Footmob, a soccer statistics website, gave Oh Hyun-kyu the highest score in Celtic, 8.3 points. Scottish media ’67 Hale Hale’ said, ‘Oh Hyun-kyu performed impressively. The brightest spark was Oh Hyun-gyu. He didn’t have many starts, but he was trusted through this game. If his teammates showed the same level of performance as Oh Hyun-kyu, he would have achieved better results,’ he said.
Oh Hyun-kyu left Suwon Samsung in January and moved to Celtic. As a member of Celtic, he played 19 matches in all competitions, including the League (15 matches), Scottish Cup (3 matches) and League Cup (1 match). However, he did not get many starting opportunities because he joined in the middle of the season. The selection was made only 3 times. He mainly played as a substitute for Kyogo Furuhashi (Japan). However, Oh Hyeon-kyu did his part to the fullest while running for only 520 minutes. He scored 4 goals in the league and 1 goal in the Scottish Cup. He scored 100% when he caught the ball inside the goal. Celtic tied the role of Oh Hyun-kyu’s Altoran and achieved the season league and league cup’double (two crowns)’. On June 3rd, they will clash with Inverness over the Scottish Cup title.
Oh Hyun-kyu is the ‘master key’ that will solve director Hwang’s worries. Coach Hwang is preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games to be held in September. Gomin is the frontline striker. There are no clear resources. Chun Seong-hoon (Incheon United), Park Jae-yong (FC Anyang), and Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon FC) need more verification. Cho Young-wook (Chief Director Kim Cheon) is not a clear frontline resource. At a press conference held recently at Paju NFC, coach Hwang said, “I have a lot of worries about being a striker. I’m also considering a wild card, but it’s not easy because players who have advanced overseas have problems selecting their team. I’m also thinking about Plan B.” said.
Oh Hyun-kyu can solve the problem directly in the front line, but he can also create opportunities for his teammates by driving the opponent’s defense to one side. If Hyungyu Oh joins, it will be a great help to ‘Hwangseonhongho’. The key is borrowing. The Asian Games are not competitions for compulsory selection of players by the International Football Federation (FIFA). This is why coach Hwang flew all the way to Scotland to discuss hiring Oh Hyeon-kyu with the Celtic club.