Big Oh Ready for Viaplay League Cup Final

After scoring his first goal for Celtic at the weekend against St Mirren in the Scottish Cup Fifth Round at Celtic Park, Hyeongyu Oh has declared that he is ready and willing to face theRangers in this years Viaplay League Cup Final. It’s a game that can see us lay down a marker once again and scoop up the first trophy on offer this year.

Oh arrived at the club last month for £2.5 million from Suwon Bluewings in the Korean League and has been settling in to life well at Lennoxtown since. As reported on The Celtic Star earlier today, Tottenham Hotspur forward, Son Heung-min called our number one goalkeeper – and former Spurs player – Joe Hart to ask him to look out for the young striker whilst he is acclimatising to life in Glasgow’s East End.

Celtic v St Mirren – Hyeongyu Oh celebrates scoring his first Celtic goal during the Scottish Cup fifth round match at Celtic Park, Saturday February 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

The 21-year-old who made the South Korean squad at this year’s winter World Cup in Qatar after an injury to one of his fellow countrymen, favoured his first goal for the Hoops and is eager to get more on the board as we head into the business end of the season. He has been given the task of replacing the goals that Greek forward Giorgos Giakoumakis added to the team from the bench usually and it is something he aims to achieve.

His bedding in period may even come to a halt as the deep could await come 26 February at Hampden Park as star striker, Kyogo Furuhashi may not have recovered from a nasty shoulder knock which happened after two St Mirren players targeted the buzzbomb for some heavy treatment in our cup tie.

But that doesn’t faze the big man and he has said he is ready to step up to the plate, should manager Ange Postecoglou need him in a week on Sunday. He said: “I have been ready since I signed for the club, as reported by Football Scotland. “But I hope that Kyogo isn’t seriously injured, because he is a very good teammate. I am ready to start the next match. But this is the decision of the manager. He will decide what is best for me and for the team.”

He added: “It was very important for me to score so soon, especially after coming on in the game. As a striker, I tried to stay calm and not be nervous. Maybe I can try the same approach in every game now! But it is easier now that I have scored for Celtic. That was a typical goal for me as a striker. A big part of my game is waiting for rebounds in the box, being ready to score. I am used to that.”

Paul Gillespie

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