‘Baby monster’ Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Celtic) took his first steps on the European stage. Local media also did not hide their expectations for his good performance.
The Celtic Way, a Scottish media, highly evaluated on the 30th (Korean time), “Oh Hyun-gyu showed good touches and passes while on the field.”
Oh Hyun-kyu made his debut as a substitute in the away game against Dundee United in Scotland that day. He first stepped on the ground in the 37th minute of the second half and played for a total of 13 minutes including extra time.
It was a short time, but it was enough time to confirm Oh Hyun-gyu’s skills and growth potential. Oh Hyeon-gyu tried to put active pressure on the opposing team during extra time in the second half. In response, the Dundee defender took the ball and gave the team the right to attack.
Right before the end of the game, he showed off his attacking talent by showing off a knife-like ‘courier cross’. Oh Hyun-gyu, who caught the ball from the right flank, put up a quick and accurate cross toward the goal. However, teammate Daizen Maeda at the left post ran in and attempted a header, but it went past without being hit. Oh Hyun-kyu also unfortunately missed the opportunity to record an assist in his debut match.
The media also said, “Oh Hyeon-gyu played only 13 minutes, so he could not have a direct impact on the score. However, Oh Hyeon-gyu almost recorded a sensational (fantastic) help at the end. He gave an attractive cross to Maeda.” 안전놀이터
“Oh Hyeon-kyu has good physical condition and seems to have a high speed. He will be able to make Celtic fans want more,” he said highly.
On this day, Whoscored.com, a European soccer statistics site, gave Oh Hyun-kyu an average rating of 6.3. It means that he did not perform badly.
After the game, Hyungyu Oh wrote on his SNS, “Thank you for the support of the fans. I am happy to play his debut. Really incredible fans” and “I’ll see you at the next home game” in English.
Celtic will face Livingston FC at home Celtic Park on the 2nd of next month. Oh Hyun-gyu is also scheduled to make his home game debut. Currently, Celtic is on a three-game winning streak in the league, recording 21 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (64 points). He has an overwhelming lead. The gap with the 2nd place and ‘rival’ Rangers (55 points) has widened considerably. It is highly likely that Oh Hyun-kyu will win the championship trophy from the first season of his transfer.
Previously, Oh Hyun-kyu moved from the K-League 1 Suwon Samsung to the prestigious Celtic in Scotland through the transfer market this winter. His contract is for 5 years.