On the 12th (Korean time), Oh Hyun-gyu started the scoring for the first time after transferring as a substitute in the second half of the 2022-2023 Scottish Cup round of 16 home game against St. Mirren held at Celtic Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Celtic also showed off hot firepower and won 5-1. Celtic won 8 consecutive victories in the official game, while also going undefeated in 16 games (15 wins, 1 draw) after losing 1-5 against Real Madrid (Spain) in the UEFA Champions League group stage last November.
As soon as he moved to Celtic, Oh Hyun-kyu is gradually increasing his playing time. He quickly melts into the team amid the trust and support of manager Enze Postecoglu. On this day, Oh Hyun-kyu played 27 minutes, the most in any Celtic game. He stepped on the ground as a substitute for Felipe Jota in the 18th minute of the second half when the team was leading 1-0.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who was active in the front line, did not miss the opportunity that came to him in the 35th minute of the second half. Callum McGregor’s shot hits the opposing goalkeeper. Oh Hyun-gyu, who was waiting at the gate, pushed it lightly with his right foot to score an additional goal. It is Oh Hyun-kyu’s debut goal in Scotland after four games. Even though it was a cup competition, it was a clear impression. Oh Hyun-kyu said on his SNS, “I was able to score thanks to all the coaching staff and colleagues, including the fans and the coach. He will do his best to score as many goals as possible in the future,” he said of his debut goal.
Furthermore, Kyogo Furuhashi (Japan), Celtic’s main striker, left the game 14 minutes into the first half due to a dislocated shoulder. The exact cause of the injury is unknown, but Furuhashi had a break last season due to a shoulder injury. Furuhashi is a striker who has been showing remarkable scoring ability this season, scoring 19 goals in the league alone. Currently, Celtic has Oh Hyun-kyu and another Japanese striker, Maeda Daizen, who can play the front line. It is unclear whether coach Postecoglu will appoint Oh Hyun-kyu as a starter right away. Even so, if Furuhashi is omitted, there is a strong possibility that Oh Hyun-gyu’s playing time will increase further.
Celtic’s next schedule is against Everdeen in the 26th round of the league, which will be held at home on the 19th. Oh Hyun-gyu aims for two goals in a row and a league debut goal at the same time. 메이저놀이터