Hyeongyu Oh backed for the very top by Seo Jung-won

Celtic’s exciting young attacker, Hyeongyu Oh has been backed to reach the very top of the game by South Korean legend, Seo Jung-won. It comes after a recent spate of praise for the striker from his coaches at club and international level. Jurgen Klinsmann was highly appreciative of the skillset Oh brings to the national set-up and likewise, Ange Postecoglou stated that he has a big future ahead of him.

It is still early days mind you, as the former Suwon Bluewings man only just turned 22-years-old this week, but nevertheless, the people in the know see a bright star that is ready to shine if given the correct environment and opportunities to develop. It’s part of the Postecoglou DNA at Celtic Park: trying to find gems and polish them into seasoned professionals that are highly valued as commodities.

South Korea’s new head coach Juergen Klinsmann shakes hands with Son Heung-min after the international friendly match between South Korea and Colombia at Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium on March 24, 2023 in Ulsan, South Korea. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

It has worked wonders so far, with the latest name in the frame to be attracting interest is Liel Abada, who may wish to move on this summer but will no doubt bag the Hoops a fortune if he does indeed depart Parkhead. Jota, Reo Hatate, Kyogo, Alistair Johnston and others are in the same mould, yet it is unclear if they are players that Ange would wish to part with at this current juncture.

However, talking of Hyeongyu Oh, the future prospects of this young man look very promising indeed. Still quite raw, if Ange and Jurgen can iron out the rough edges in his game and enhance his goal-acorijg prowess, we could have a proper striker on our hands. His fellow countryman and national hero, Seo Jung-won, has revealed that Oh is the future of South Korean football and his adaptation to European football has been exceptional.

Celtic v St Mirren – Hyeongyu Oh goes close during the Scottish Cup fifth round match at Celtic Park, Saturday February 11, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

The current Chengdu Rongcheng manager in the Chinese Super League, said of young Oh: “When I see how players like Oh Hyeon-gyu are progressing, I do feel the future of football in this country is really encouraging, as reported by Daily Record. “Oh was full of confidence as a player when he was in South Korea and he seems to have adapted very well to Celtic and Scottish football.”

He added: “Players like him seem to be improving and he is going to be a very big player in coach Klinsmann’s plans for sure. I thought Oh was very unlucky to miss out on the World Cup. He deserved his move to Europe and it seems to be working out for him. He is still very young at 22 and has the potential to be a player that we can build our team around in the future years.”

Paul Gillespie

About Author

I'm a Garngad Bhoy through and through. My first ever Celtic game was a friendly against Italian side Parma at Celtic Park, in 2002. Currently a student of English Literature and Education at the University of Strathclyde for my sins. Favourite game would be a toss up between beating Manchester United with that Naka freekick, or the game against the Oldco when Hesselink scored in the dying seconds. I'm still convinced Cal Mac is wasted playing that far back.

Comments are closed.