‘Qatar WC reserve to European treble glory’…Celtic man Oh’s reverse drama now in full swing

South Korean striker Oh Hyun-gyu, who plays for Celtic in the Scottish Premier League (SPL), has won a “triple treble” in his debut season in Europe. After participating in the World Cup in Qatar as a reserve player, he left Suwon Samseong to join Celtic and won the triple this summer. It was a “reverse drama” in his soccer life.

Celtic defeated Inverness 3-1 in the Scottish Cup final of the 2022-2023 season at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, on Thursday (June 4). It was Celtic’s eighth triple crown, having won the League Cup in February and clinched the regular season title early. It is the most by a Scottish professional soccer team, surpassing ‘rivals’ Rangers (seven).

Oh helped complete the treble with a pass that set up the final goal. Celtic took the lead in the 38th minute through Japanese forward Kyogo Furuhashi. Oh came on for Furuhashi 14 minutes into the second half with the score at 1-0, and six minutes later, on the counter-attack, he played an exquisite penetrating pass. The ball found its way through Callum McGregor and into the path of Riel Abada for the goal. Celtic pulled a goal back in the 39th minute through Daniel McKay, but laughed all the way to the bank with Jota’s stoppage-time winner.

Oh, who scored 14 goals (three assists) in one season for Suwon Samsung in the K League One last season, participated in the World Cup in Qatar as a reserve. Although he didn’t get to play, he watched European strikers like Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) from afar and dreamed of a bigger stage. Finally, he received a call from Celtic, and after a negotiating tug-of-war with Suwon, he realized his dream of going to Europe in January.

A flexible character, his early arrival at Celtic exceeded expectations. Despite playing as a backup to Furuhashi, the league’s top scorer in the second half of the season, Oh scored seven goals in 21 official games (16 SPL, four Scottish Cup and one League Cup), including six in the league and one in the Scottish Cup.

According to the SPL website, Oh averages less than 500 minutes per season in the league. Despite this, he scored six goals, which is a goal every 83.3 minutes. That’s one goal per game. He took 21 shots, and almost half of them, 10, were on target. His goal-to-shot ratio was 60%. Scored four goals with his right foot and two with his head.

Oh will return home on June 5. Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann will announce his squad for the two June A matches against Peru and El Salvador this morning, and Oh is likely to be included.메이저사이트

After a successful first season in Europe, the sky is the limit for him. In addition to becoming Celtic’s first-choice striker next season, Oh has a clear path to becoming a mainstay in the A team, competing on an equal footing with senior goalkeepers like Cho Kyu-sung (Jeonbuk) and Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul).

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