“I’m happy to score and go back to Korea in what’s a happy time,” Hyeongyu Oh

Hyeongyu Oh scored a vital goal in this year’s Scottish Premiership title race and then revealed he’s over the moon to be the man that people can count on in difficult circumstances. Celtic were struggling in what was a hectic game on Saturday afternoon, just as the manager, Ange Postecoglou stated in his post-match interview, which you can read all about right here on The Celtic Star.

Even though Hibernian got a man sent off early doors, they managed to get their noses in front from the penalty spot and it looked like being a really difficult afternoon for the Bhoys. Truth be told, it really did feel like this was the day we were going to drop points again and let them across the city have a glimmer of hope for the run-in. But, we should have known better, as this team is made of tougher stuff and proved it yet again just like they have since those dropped points at Ibrox.

Steven McLean during the match at Celtic Park against Hibs on Saturday March 18, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

After Ange made a few changes from the bench against Lee Johnson’s men, it turned the game around for us with two of the men introduced to the fold scoring the goals that would see us seal all three points on Saturday and maintain that nine-point gap at the top of the league looking down on theRangers. It will have knocked the stuffing out of Beale and his team too as we looked as if we could drop unlikely points for a bit at the weekend, perhaps reducing the deficit into the bargain.

But it wasn’t to be as our reinforcements proved why we are Champions. Our strength-in-depth is a key factor in the chase for silverware and Ange Postecoglou praise has struck again in the marketplace it would seem when it comes to the young South Korean forward Hyeongyu Oh. We worried that we would miss Giorgos Giakoumakis’ goalscoring abilities and his knack for scoring important ones along the way.

Hyeongyu Oh celebrates scoring our second goal against Hibs on Saturday March 18, 2023. Photo Steve Welsh

However, it now appears like the Hoops faithful have found a new man to hang their hat on in this regard and Oh couldn’t be happier to take on that mantle. It was the first time the pressure was really ok him to deliver in testing conditions and he passed with flying colours. Speaking to Celtic TV after the match, he said: “I missed the first chances I got but I’m happy that I got the opportunity to score. In the situation where we were losing the game, as a striker, I hoped that I could score an important goal for the team I’m so happy that I achieved that.”

 Oh celebrates scoring our second goal against Hibs at Celtic Park on Saturday March 18, 2023.Photo Steve Welsh

The big striker also revealed that he hopes his goalscoring exploits at club level recently will translate onto the international scene when he joins up with his countryman and new manager, Jurgen Klinsmann at the South Korean training base this week. He added: “I have enjoyed my time in Scotland very much but I’m looking forward to visiting my home country. I’m looking forward to playing with the national team and I’m happy to score and go back to Korea in what’s a happy time.”

Watch Oh’s full interview with Celtic TV after the game below…

Paul Gillespie


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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.

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