Oh Hyeon-kyu (22, Celtic) seems to be gradually melting into the national team. He again expressed his aspirations to return to his team and ‘develop’.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), lost 1-2 in a friendly against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. Manager Klinsman finished his first two consecutive matches with one draw and one loss.
On this day, Oh Hyeon-kyu stepped on the pitch in place of Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul) in the 25th minute of the second half. In the 39th minute of the second half, Oh Hyun-kyu, who repeatedly showed a threatening appearance, received Lee Kang-in’s cross in a difficult position and cut the net with a turning shot. However, after a VAR review, it was judged to be offside and the goal was canceled.
Oh Hyeon-kyu, who faced reporters after the game, said, “It’s a pity that we couldn’t score a goal in a losing situation. It is regrettable that it was canceled,” he said. He threw away his lingering attachment to the goal and tried to prepare anew.”
Oh Hyun-kyu, who joined the adult national team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last November, is his second call-up. The evaluation that he has grown more in just four months is the main one.
Oh Hyun-gyu said, “The national team is the best player in Korea. I think in order for this uniform to fit well, it has to fit well within it. I will be able to show a better image at the next convocation,” he said. “The hyungs understand my style and make use of my strengths. The more time we spend together, the better synergy will come out next time,” he said confidently.
Coach Klinsman, who was the world’s best striker during his active career, said after the two consecutive matches, “I think Oh Hyun-gyu will be a very good player. He’s pretty straightforward and likes to score goals. He has a hunger for goals,” he pointedly praised. 스포츠토토
Oh Hyun-kyu said, “The time with coach Klinsman was short, but he understood the style and knew what he wanted. I think he needs to improve more at Celtic,” he said. It would be great if he came back with more goals at Celtic,” he laughed.
It seems to be ahead of the competition with ‘senior’ Hwang Ui-jo and Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai). Oh Hyun-gyu said, “I am more confident in holding out in the box (than Hwang Eui-jo and Cho Kyu-seong). I think he has more destructive power,” he said, “but there are still too many things missing. He exclaimed development, saying, “I think it will be good to come back from Scotland.”