Oh Hyun-kyu (23), the ‘young striker’ of the Korean national soccer team, enjoyed the thrill of winning the first year on the European stage.
Celtic won 2-0 in the 2022-23 season Scottish Premiership round 34 away match against Hearts of Midlotheian held at Tynecastle Park in Edinburgh, England on the 7th (hereinafter Korean time).
Oh Hyun-kyu was substituted in the 25th minute of the second half when the team was leading 1-0, and then scored his 3rd goal in the league and his 4th goal of the season (including 1 Scottish Cup goal) in the 35th minute of the second half, contributing to the victory of the team.
With this victory, Celtic, who recorded 31 wins, 2 draws, 1 loss and 95 points, achieved a second consecutive Premiership victory following the 2021-22 season, regardless of the results of the remaining four games.
Celtic, who won the Scottish First Division for the 53rd time in his career, narrowed the gap with rivals Rangers (55 times), who ranked first in this category, by two times.
In addition, Celtic, who won the League Cup in February, achieved a double, and the 8th treble (three crowns) is also on the horizon. Tick will play the Scottish Cup final against Inverness on the 4th of next month. If we win this game, we will challenge for the third championship this season.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who moved to Celtic last January after playing for K-League 1 Suwon Samsung, tasted the joy of lifting the regular스포츠토토 league championship trophy in the European league in just four months.
Oh Hyeon-gyu played an active part mainly as a replacement member after wearing a Celtic uniform. Until this day, he has appeared in 12 regular league matches and scored 3 goals. Including one goal in the Scottish Cup, he is recording 4 goals in 16 official matches.
Sektic struggled against strong pressure from the opponent in the early stages. However, Japanese striker Daizen Maeda induced Hearts defender Alex Cochrane to be sent off for a foul at the end of the first half, gaining a numerical advantage.
In the second half, Celtic, who had more than one player, pushed the opponent one-sidedly. In the end, he scored the opening goal in the 22nd minute of the second half. League leader Kyōgo Furuhashi received Leo Hatate’s cross and scored the goal. It was Furuhashi’s 24th goal of the season.
The second goal came from Oh Hyun-gyu’s toe. Oh Hyeon-gyu succeeded in scoring an additional goal 10 minutes after entering the ground to put a wedge in the game. A ground ball cross passed by Aaron Muy from the left was finished with a sliding shot from the door.
Oh Hyun-kyu, who enjoyed the championship ceremony with his teammates, said on social media, “Thank you to everyone who supported us late in Korea.”