“If you are given a chance to start…” Hyeon-gyu Oh, who is big enough, sparks competition for one-top ‘Cleansman’
Oh Hyun-kyu (22, Celtic) ignited the one-top competition for ‘Cleans Manho’.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), will play a friendly match against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. It has been four months since they clashed in Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage last November. At that time, the two teams recorded a 0-0 draw.
Oh Hyun-gyu was considered the future of Korean football during the Qatar tournament. He accompanied the Qatar World Cup as a reserve player. He did not even receive a uniform number, so he could not sit on the bench. However, Oh Hyeon-gyu has grown into the current state of Korean soccer in just four months. He appeared as a substitute in the match against Colombia held at Ulsan Munsu World Cup Stadium on the 24th. On this day, Oh Hyun-gyu stepped on the ground in place of Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai) in the 15th minute of the second half. It was a chance in Klinsman’s debut match.
After the game, Hyungyu Oh said, “I imagined playing with my brothers while watching the World Cup from outside the stadium. It’s an honor just to be able to play like this. I’m happy to receive a uniform number. I want to keep my uniform well.” 스포츠토토
Oh Hyun-gyu left Suwon Samsung in January and settled for Celtic. He said, “In Scotland, the defense is very strong, so you always have to give 100% or more. I try to score a lot of goals in a given environment. I think I became stronger than ‘Suwon Samsung’s Oh Hyeon-gyu’ because I gained confidence. It’s still very difficult for me to adapt after coming from abroad, but I feel very sorry for myself. I will show a better image in the next game.”
Gaining confidence, Oh Hyun-kyu ignited the striker competition properly. During the Qatar World Cup, Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul) Cho Kyu-seong played as a key player. Oh Hyun-kyu said, “The coach orders ‘selfish things’ from the striker. It is selfish on the good side. As a striker, he was greedy and told him what to do, and he tried to do that. I can do it more strongly and recklessly in the first round. If given a chance to start, I will pour more than 100% of what I have.”