‘Qatar World Cup 27th player’ Oh Hyun-gyu (22) made his debut match for Celtic FC in Scotland.
Celtic won 2-0 in an away match against Dundee United in the 23rd round of the 2022-23 Scottish Premiership held at Tenardyce Park in Dundee, England on the 30th (Korean time). Celtic, who won 3 consecutive wins, recorded 21 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss (64 points), and ran ahead of 2nd place Rangers (55 points) by 9 points. 메이저사이트
On the 25th, Oh Hyun-kyu, who left K-League 1 Suwon Samsung for a transfer fee of 3 million euros (4 billion won) and signed a five-year contract with Celtic, was included in the replacement list five days after the transfer. Celtic coach Engie Postecoglu instructed Oh Hyeon-gyu, who was warming up, to be replaced. Oh Hyun-gyu, as usual, sat on the bench and bandaged his right arm. In the 37th minute of the second half, Oh Hyun-kyu was replaced by Celtic’s Japanese striker Kyogo Furuhashi and stepped on the ground. It is the first time in 10 years since Cha Doo-ri in 2012 that a Korean player has played in a Celtic uniform.
Oh Hyeon-kyu tripped and fell on an opponent in the process of breaking through and induced a foul. In the 1st minute of added time in the second half, he joined a counterattack at high speed, but the pass from Daizen Maeda was not connected. In the 3rd minute of extra time in the second half, Oh Hyeon-kyu took the ball with an active move and tried to break through, but was blocked by the opponent.
In the 5th minute of extra time in the second half, Oh Hyun-kyu raised a sharp right-footed cross between the opposing goalkeeper and defender from the right flank. Maeda rushed to the door, but it did not lead to a goal. Oh Hyun-kyu played for 13 minutes until extra time and failed to raise an attack point, but it was a short but intense debut.
Earlier, in the 6th minute of the second half, Jota, who received a pass from Aaron Mui, scored the opening goal for Celtic. Five minutes later, Mui scored an additional goal from a penalty kick. After the game, Hyungyu Oh, who went to greet the Celtic players in the away box, waved his arms and danced cutely.
Whoscore.com, a statistics company, gave Oh Hyeon-gyu an average rating of 6.3. Oh Hyun-kyu was not included in the final roster for the Qatar World Cup last year, but participated as the 27th reserve member and helped his older brothers train and contributed to the team’s 16th round. Oh Hyun-kyu, who scored the most goals (13 goals) for Suwon Samsung last year, entered the European stage through the winter transfer market.