“Korean Rooney.”, “Korea’s Elling Holland.”
Celtic defeated Dundee United 2-0 in the 23rd round of the Scottish Premiership in the 2022-23 season held at Thanadice Park in Dundee, Scotland on the 30th at 1:00 am (Korean time). With this victory, the gap between 1st place Celtic (64 points) and 2nd place Rangers (55 points) widened to 9 points.
Another Korean leaguer touring the European stage was born. On the 25th, Celtic officially announced on the club website, “We are delighted to announce the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu.” His contract is for 5 years until 2028 and he wears the number 19 shirt. Celtic signed a long-term contract with Oh Hyun-gyu to reinforce their offensive line.
Coach Enze Posteco Glu praised Oh Hyun-kyu, saying, “As a young and talented striker, he has excellent skills. He is ready to take the next step in his career and aspires to succeed.” Oh Hyun-kyu was immediately included in the replacement list against Dundee and waited for his debut match. 스포츠토토
Celtic took the lead in the 6th minute of the second half with an opening goal, and in the 11th minute of the second half, Aaron Mui opened the gap with an additional goal from a penalty kick (PK). At the end of the game, coach Postecoglu brought out a surprise card. In the 37th minute of the second half, Celtic replaced Kyogo Furuhashi with Oh Hyeon-kyu and began to solidify.
It was a short time, but the impact was enough. Oh Hyeon-kyu dug into the right flank during extra time in the second half and received a pass. He delivered a sharp cross into the penalty box, but a Madea Daizen header floated over the crossbar and an assist opportunity was destroyed.
So Celtic beat Dundee and added three points. After the match, Celtic sent a message of support through SNS, saying, “Oh Hyun-kyu made his debut at Celtic!” Fans expressed their anticipation, saying, “We look forward to seeing more in the next game” and “Hyeon-gyu Oh and Furuhashi as two tops.”
A new nickname was also born. Celtic fans praised Oh’s sharpness, calling him “Korean Rooney” and “Korea’s Mini Holland.” Celtic faces Livingston in the 24th round of the league early in the morning of February 2nd, and Oh Hyun-gyu waits for a sortie once again.