Oh Hyun-kyu’s opportunity to attack points before his debut was destroyed.
Celtic won 2-0 against Dundee United 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, Celtic kept first place in the league with 64 points.
On this day, Oh Hyun-kyu was listed on the replacement list. On the 25th (Korean time), Celtic officially announced on the club website, “We are delighted to announce the news of the recruitment of Oh Hyun-kyu. The contract period is 5 years.” Oh Hyun-gyu sat on the bench 5 days after the transfer and looked forward to his debut match. 스포츠토토
Celtic finished the first half 0-0, but scored twice in the second half. In the 6th minute of the second half, Jota finished the cross from Aaron Mui with his head and scored the opening goal. Celtic did not stop at one goal. In the 11th minute of the second half, a penalty kick (PK) was obtained, and Muyi as the kicker widened the score.
As there was room in the score difference, Oh Hyun-kyu also prepared to put in. Eventually, in the 37th minute of the second half, he stepped on the ground in place of Kyōgo Furuhashi. It was Oh Hyun-kyu’s Celtic debut. Oh Hyun-kyu digested about 13 minutes, including 8 minutes of regular time and extra time. Oh Hyun-gyu showed a light appearance with flashing movements and unique body movements.
He also had a chance to score an offensive point. Oh Hyun-kyu caught the ball on the right side in the second half of the extra time and crossed after breaking through. Maeda Daizu, who received this, fired a shot, but unfortunately failed to score as it slightly glided over the goal post. Oh Hyun-kyu’s assist opportunity was also blown away.
Although he failed to produce attack points before his debut, Oh Hyun-gyu showed expectations by showing light movements. Oh Hyeon-gyu stepped on the ground in about three months by participating in the game that day. Oh Hyun-gyu started the game for the first time after scoring the winning goal in the second leg of the K-League’Hanawon Q K-League 2022’ promotion playoff in October of last year.
It can be said that his steady maintenance of his body hastened his debut match. Oh Hyun-kyu accompanied the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar immediately after the season ended. Even though he didn’t compete, he trained steadily. Even after the World Cup, he prepared for the season by participating in Suwon Samsung’s pre-season tour.
Coach Enze Postecoglu has already said that Oh Hyun-kyu will be put in. He said ahead of the match against Dundee: “Oh Hyun-kyu has been training and pre-season at his club for the past few weeks. He is in good shape. He hasn’t played since November and it has been a long week for him in the move and contract process. We’ll see what happens to him, but I want to get him involved as soon as possible.”