‘Qatar WC Reserve Player → European Treble Glory’… Celtic Man Oh Hyun-kyu reverse drama, now begins in earnest
- on Jun 04, 2023
National striker Oh Hyun-kyu, who plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League (SPL), achieved a ‘treble (triple crown)’ in his debut season in Europe. After participating in the World Cup finals in Qatar as a reserve player, he left Suwon Samsung to join Celtic, and achieved treble glory this summer. Truly, a ‘reversal drama’ in football life unfolded.토토사이트
Celtic defeated Inverness 3-1 in the 2022-2023 Scottish Cup final held at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland on the 4th (Korean time). Celtic, who won the League Cup in February and confirmed an early victory in the regular league, won the 8th triple crown in their career with the win that day. It is the most record as a Scottish professional football team, surpassing the ‘rival’ Rangers (7 times).
Oh Hyun-kyu contributed to the treble with a pass that became the starting point for the winning goal. Celtic took the lead in the 38th minute with a goal by Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi. Oh Hyun-gyu replaced Furuhashi in the 14th minute of the second half with a 1-0 lead, and 6 minutes later, in a counterattack situation, he made an exquisite penetrating pass. The ball passed through Callum McGregor and scored for Riel Abada. Celtic conceded a comeback goal to Daniel McKay in the 39th minute of the second half, but laughed at the steering wedge in the second half of extra time.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who scored 14 goals (3 assists) in one season for Suwon Samsung in the K-League 1 last season, participated in the Qatar World Cup finals as a reserve player. Although he could not play as an official player, he dreamed of a bigger stage by observing senior European strikers such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) from close range. After finally receiving a love call from Celtic, he realized his dream of going to Europe last January after a tug-of-war with the Suwon club.
Possessing a flexible personality, he made an early soft landing at Celtic beyond expectations. In the second half of this season, he played as a backup agent for Furuhashi, who won the regular league scorer, but scored 7 goals in 21 official matches (16 SPL matches, 4 Scottish Cup matches, 1 League Cup match), including 6 goals in the league and 1 goal in the Scottish Cup. exploded
According to the SPL website, Oh Hyun-kyu plays less than 500 minutes on average in the league. Even so, he scored 6 goals, averaging 1 goal per 83.3 minutes. That’s 1 goal per match. His number of shots was 21, and 10 of them, half of them, were on target. The scoring rate against effective shots is 60%. He scored four goals with his right foot and two with his head.
Oh Hyun-gyu will return to Korea on the 5th. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann is scheduled to announce the list of convened soccer teams this morning, preparing for the 2nd A match (Peru and El Salvador) in June, and Oh Hyun-kyu is very likely to join.
After a successful first season in Europe, his high flight starts now. In his next season, not only will he become Celtic’s main striker, but he will compete on an equal footing with senior goal scorers such as Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk) and Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul) in the A national team, providing an opportunity to become a main player.